MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two law enforcement officers are dead following a helicopter crash in Marion County Tuesday.

According to officials, the helicopter went down around 3 p.m. Tuesday near the Tennessee/Georgia line.

Multiple agencies searched the area throughout the afternoon near Aetna Mountain and Highway 41.

Ultimately, the helicopter was located and two people — a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper and a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy — were found dead at the crash scene.

Wednesday afternoon, THP released the identities of THP aviation pilot Lee Russell and Marion County Sheriff’s detective Matt Blansett, who tragically lost their lives.

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Details of the crash have not been released either, but power lines were damaged in the area of the crash site.

This is an active investigation. The FAA and NTSB are leading the investigation.

Editor’s note: Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett in a statement on Twitter released the name of the trooper involved as he sent his condolences to the families involved. That post has since been deleted.

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