Three killed after Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter crashes south of Rochelle
Online Staff Report
Three crew members were killed after Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter crashed in a field south of Rochelle, Ill., at around 8:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10.
Rockford Memorial issued the following statement Dec. 11:
“At Rockford Health System, our hearts are heavy. We grieve the loss of three heroes who dedicated their careers to serving others.
“At approximately 8:30 p.m., C.S.T., on Monday, Dec. 10, Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter crashed in a field south of Rochelle, Ill., in Lee County. There were no survivors. The crew members on the aircraft were Pilot Andy Olesen; Flight Nurse Jim Dillow, R.N.; and Flight Nurse Karen Hollis, R.N.
“A news conference is scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. in Funderburg Auditorium at Rockford Memorial Hospital.”
Posted Dec. 11, 2012
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