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Three die in copter crash

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2012

COMPTON Three Rockford Health System REACT helicopter crew members are dead after their helicopter crashed south of Rochelle in a cornfield near Compton in Lee County at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday night.

Lee County Sheriff John Varga held a press conference late Monday night, indicating that authorities received a phone call prior to the crash about a possible distressed aircraft flying low to the ground.

While he was not at liberty to provide many details about the incident, the sheriff did confirm that a medical helicopter had crashed in the cornfield and there were no survivors.

For the complete article see the 12-11-2012 issue.

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