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.
#FHP and #teamhcso working hard with Sheriff Chad Chronister on scene investigating the helicopter crash and unfortunate fatality of a truck passenger. FHP has deployed their Flair team. #HelicopterCrash @ChadChronister pic.twitter.com/RqgF8PfL67— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) April 4, 2019
HELICOPTER CRASH: A privately-owned helicopter was involved in a hard landing at the intersection of 50th St S & Palm River Road. Power lines are down in the area, and the intersection is being closed to traffic. Please avoid the area during your evening commute #helicoptercrash pic.twitter.com/1inVZm8OuK— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) April 4, 2019
DEADLY HELICOPTER CRASH | Sheriff Chad Chronister gives updates on deadly helicopter crash in Palm River. What we know >> https://wfts.tv/2K5NPC1Posted by ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay on Thursday, April 4, 2019