2 killed after military helicopter crash in Mississippi

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BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi National Guardsmen are dead after a helicopter crashed Friday afternoon in northeast Mississippi.

Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar told WTVA-TV that the aircraft went down in a wooded area near Baldwyn. The site is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves confirmed that both guardsmen died of their injuries.

“Mississippi will always be grateful for their service and we will never forget them,” Reeves said in a statement.

An employee who answered the phone in the sheriff’s department told The Associated Press that nobody in the department was available to answer additional questions about the crash.

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