Two people are dead after a helicopter crash in northeast Harris County Monday afternoon.
Our sister station KTRK in Houston is reporting the crash happened a little before 4pm at the Oildfield Pipeline Company near the Crosby Freeway and Miller Road. At this point, we don't know exactly how the helicopter crashed, but we have confirmed that two people died in the accident.
Good Samaritans with whom we spoke say they were traveling on Highway 90 when they saw the chopper circling. They say they saw it crash, then parked and rushed to the scene where they tried to pull the two victims out. Workers at the company also tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers.
They say it appeared to be a man and a woman inside the chopper.
At this point, it's not clear to where the helicopter was traveling or what led to the crash. We'll post new details here as soon as we get them.