Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include additional information about the crash.

Three people were pronounced dead on Tuesday after a helicopter crash in Vinton County.

The flight crew was identified as pilot Jennifer L. Topper, 34, of Sunbury; flight nurse Bradley Haynes, 48, of London; and flight nurse Rachel L. Cunningham, 33, of Galloway.

The helicopter was flying from Mount Carmel Grove City hospital toward Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy when it lost communication with Survival Flight Inc. 

Authorities found the helicopter wreckage at approximately 10:16 a.m. east of State Route 278, according to a release by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

There were no reported injuries of anyone in the surrounding area.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by officers from Vinton, Meigs and Jackson counties.

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