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Officials ID 3 victims of helicopter crash

Nov 21, 2017

DEWITT, Ark. (AP) - Officials have identified the three people who were killed when a medical helicopter crashed in eastern Arkansas.

Pafford Air One identified the victims as 46-year-old pilot Michael Bollen of Hot Springs, 61-year-old flight nurse James Lawson Spruiell of Sulligent, Alabama; and 26-year-old flight paramedic John Auld III, who went by the nickname Trey, of Shreveport, Louisiana.

No patients were on board when the Bell 407 helicopter crashed Sunday night in a rural area of Arkansas about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Little Rock. Pafford Air One says the helicopter had been flying from Pine Bluff to a hospital in Helena-West Helena.

Federal investigators are looking into the cause of the crash.

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