LEONARDTOWN, Md. — A military helicopter with three crew members on board crashed in southern Maryland on Monday afternoon, authorities and witnesses said. The U.S. military confirmed that one crew member died and two were injured.


The two injured crew members — one who was seriously injured and one who is in critical condition — are at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a new release. Their names will be released when next-of-kin are notified, the release said.


Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Davaughn Parker said a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Leonardtown. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington said it crashed during a training exercise at approximately 1:37 p.m.


State police sent two medevac helicopters to the scene to assist, Parker said.


Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, said he saw the helicopter “flying kind of low” and then “saw it spinning” before it went down between the third and fourth holes of the golf course.


The cause of the crash is under investigation, and a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama, will be at the site for an investigation on Tuesday.


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