Air Evac flight nurse dies from injuries sustained in helicopter crash

Air Evac flight nurse dies from injuries sustained in helicopter crash

WICHITA FALLS, Texas_ One of the three surviving victims of a helicopter crash has died.

Wednesday, in a press release Air Evac Lifeteam officials said flight nurse Leslie Stewart died from injuries sustained in Saturday's helicopter crash while attempting to land at a Wichita Falls hospital.

There were three crew members and one patient on board at the time of the accident, the patient, a shooting victim, Buddy Rhodes died at the scene.

"This is a tragic day for us at Air Evac Lifeteam. Our employees are like family, and we are devastated by this loss. Our focus at this time is on providing support for her family and friends, along with the families of our flight paramedic and pilot, who remain hospitalized," said Daniel Sweeza, vice president of operations for Air Evac Lifeteam.

Sweeza also said Stewart was passionate about saving lives, and would continue to save lives by donating her organs to others.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.