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The HCSO tweeted a photo of the privately-owned helicopter in the middle of the 50th St S & Palm River Road intersection.

Sadly, a passenger in a passing truck was struck by the rotor blade and was killed.

Roads in the area have been closed and travelers are being told to avoid the area through the evening commute.

DEADLY HELICOPTER CRASH | Sheriff Chad Chronister gives updates on deadly helicopter crash in Palm River. What we know >> https://wfts.tv/2K5NPC1

Posted by ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay on Thursday, April 4, 2019