The Excitement of 2 am
While police and medics were clearing up that disaster (a 1:30 am Sunday morning fatal collision), 27-year-old Matthew Mitchell attempted to navigate his Chevy Impala through the swirling sea of flashing lights of the fleet of police cruisers and ambulances on the scene.
Unfortunately, he plowed into the life-flight chopper's tail fin.
A DPS trooper on the scene quoted Mitchell thusly:
"Why was the helicopter flying so low?"
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The trooper who worked the wreck even mentions in the audio clip that the road was completely blocked off in both directions. The driver actually went into the ditch and around the trucks before getting back on the road and crashing into the helicopter.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward