A Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 5 pm, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
« The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, » the FAA said.
The helicopter crashed on a rural roadway, Logan County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Sonya Porter told CNN.
« I ran as fast as I could go and I went under the guardrail and I went up to the helicopter, » she told WSAZ. « But the fire was just so hot, so intense, and that guy didn’t make it out of there. »
Logan County is located near the border with Kentucky.
This is a developing story and will be updated.