4 killed in Duke University Health System helicopter crash

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Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System's Life Flight helicopter crashed Friday in North Carolina, killing four people, according to UPI.

Authorities told WTVD the helicopter was headed back to Durham-based Duke Medical Center from Elizabeth City-based Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. The helicopter was transporting a patient in need of critical care.

"With deep sorrow we can confirm that a Duke Life Flight helicopter crashed early this afternoon near Belvedere, N.C. We are in the process of directly confirming information related to this incident and will share more information as it becomes available," said Duke Health Officials, according to UPI. 

The names of the four who died in the crash have not yet been released; however, staff at the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center informed the patient's family.

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