Suwannee Democrat

Suwannee Democrat

January 26, 2013

Two Live Oak men involved in helicopter crash in St. Lucie County

Live Oak — Two Live Oak men were involved in a helicopter crash in St. Lucie County around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

Jonathan Strayer, 46, and Massad Ayoob, 64, were treated and released at Raulerson Memorial Hospital in Okeechobee, as was the pilot, William Harward, 55, Miami.

The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

The Hiller helicopter crashed in a swamp between Okeechobee Road and Orange Avenue, west of the Adams Ranch in St. Lucie County.

"Okeechobee Sheriff's Office investigated and notified federal authorities," said Mark Weinberg, public information officer for St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. "Later, it was determined that the crash site was about 200 feet east of the St. Lucie - Okeechobee county line, about two miles north of Waste Management's property, and in St. Lucie County."

More information will be published as it becomes available.

 

 

 

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