Helicopter crash in Walkerton under investigation

NOW: Helicopter crash in Walkerton under investigation

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—Police are investigating a helicopter crash on Poplar Road on Monday.

According to officials, officers were called to the helicopter crash in the 68000 block of Poplar Road around 2:14 p.m.

Poplar Road is closed near the area of the crash as the aircraft is leaking chemicals.

According to the St. Joseph County Police Department, the pilot, 44-year-old Nathan Shrock suffered minor scrapes and refused medical care at the scene.

The Walkerton Police Department said that the helicopter involved was an agricultural sprayer. 

The NTSB and FAA have been contacted but the cause of the crash is unknown. The pilot reports that there was some type of engine failure.

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