MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities have identified the two people killed in a helicopter crash in Anoka County last week.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as 48-year-old Matthew Hayes and 47-year-old Deborah Smith.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Homicide At Apartment Building
Both victims died of blunt force injuries resulting from the crash, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
Smith and Hayes had just departed from the Anoka County Airport when they crashed three miles southwest in a sod field in Lino Lakes.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Blaine Police Department and National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the crash.