Metro-East News

Helicopter carrying 5-year-old patient crashes in Perryville

A helicopter carrying a 5-year-old and four adults crashed near Perryville Saturday, authorities say, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The adults and child were taken to a local hospital in Perryville, Missouri with minor injuries, according to KMOV.

The St. Louis Children’s Hospital helicopter was transporting the 5-year-old patient to Children’s Hospital when it crashed for unknown reasons at Highway C and Perry County Road 234, the Post Dispatch reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration will arrive Sunday morning to investigate, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6