One dead, two injured after helicopter crash in N. Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, Wash. — One person is dead and two more are injured after a helicopter crash in North Garfield County Saturday afternoon.

Three people were on board when the helicopter crashed between Meadow Creek Road and Lower Deadman Road in Pomeroy Wash.

According to Garfield County Sheriff, the two people injured in the crash were taken by helicopter to St. Joe’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Officials said the helicopter was flown by Hells Canyon Helicopters of Clarkston.

Reports from Region 1 Wildlife Program Manager, Kevin Robinette said the the crew members were employed by the helicopter operator and not by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Officials with WDFW said the crew was flying under contract with them for a mule deer project. 

Washington State Patrol, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board took control of the investigation Saturday night.

Officials said no names will be released at this time.

 

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