Illinois native identified in New York helicopter crash

Illinois native identified in New York helicopter crash (WICS)

The identities have been released of the victims killed when a helicopter plunged into the East River in New York on Sunday.

New York Daily News reports Illinois native, 34-year-old Daniel Thompson, was among the deceased.

Thompson is currently listed as a New York resident, according to the New York Police Department.

Police have also identified the other victims as 29-year-old Tristan Hill, 26-year-old Trevor Cardigan, 26-year-old Brian McDaniel and 29-year-old Carla Blanco Vallejos.


The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.



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