Helicopter crash kills two

Two men died this morning at 11:41 when the helicopter they were in crashed in Troy Township. A witness reported the crash to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. The helicopter went down into field near Pemberville and Truman roads about a half mile from either road. According to Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn the men were contractors for Toledo Edison who were inspecting power lines. No cause of the crash has yet been determined, and the sheriff refused to speculate whether the weather was a factor. The crash occurred as snow showers covered the area. The names of the deceased have not been released pending notification of next of kin. Inspectors from the National Transportation Safety Board will inspect the scene tomorrow morning. Wasylyshyn said that sheriff’s deputies will remain on the scene until the inspectors arrive, and the wreckage is removed.      

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