Polk . County Helicopter Crash Update

Texas DPS officials said the helicopter crashed in Polk County shortly before noon on Thursday.

POLK COUNTY, Texas – One person died and three others were injured Thursday in a helicopter crash in Polk County, according to authorities.

The The Texas Department of Public Safety tweeted about the crash, which they say happened just before noon.

Authorities say the Bell 206 helicopter crashed in Polk County on Galloway Road near Livingston while flying on private land for unknown reasons.

The pilot was identified by TxDPS as John Martin, 73, of Montgomery. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Daniel King, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene while Braydon King, 26, and Brocton King, 23, were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The scene has been secured and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, TxDPS said in the tweet.

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