Medical chopper crash kills 3

By WEEK Reporter

Medical chopper crash kills 3

December 11, 2012 Updated Dec 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM CDT

LEE CO., Ill. -- Three people are dead after a medical helicopter crash in Lee County.

According to our sister station, WREX, Rockford Health System's REACT helicopter was heading towards a hospital to the LaSalle County community of Mendota when it went down outside Rochelle about 8:30 p.m.

A Rockford Health System representative says a pilot and two flight nurses were on board.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but officials say near freezing temperatures may have played a role in possible icing on the craft.

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