A man was killed after being hit by helicopter blades while driving a truck Thursday afternoon in Hillsborough County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The helicopter carrying two occupants suffered engine failure before crashing on 50th Street at Palm River Road.
HELICOPTER CRASH#teamhcso is on scene on 50th and Palm River where a private helicopter crashed. Traffic is locked down all around, find an alternate route. More details to come.pic.twitter.com/ywv8RKXkiA— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff)April 4, 2019
The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling northbound approaching Palm River Road when the driver was fatally struck by one of the turning rotor blades of the helicopter.
No other injuries are currently reported.
Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group’s Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz’s stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are syndicated across the 22 Florida newspaper markets.