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1 Dead in Orange County Helicopter Crash: NYSP

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Authorities are investigating what caused a helicopter to crash in Orange County around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The New York State Police responded to State Route 218 in Cornwall in the afternoon for reports of a downed helicopter.

One person died at the crash site near Storm King Mountain, a NYSP spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

It wasn't clear if there were other passengers or injured parties connected to the crash.

State police say their investigation is ongoing; they are being assisted by state and local fire department as well as forest rangers.

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