Lurean Wheaton, Death – Family members are mourning the loss of a woman who was killed when a helicopter crashed into her Pompano Beach apartment building on Monday. A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue helicopter that was on its way to a car accident crashed shortly after takeoff, falling through the roof of an apartment building and killing two people, with four others suffering injuries as a result.
Authorities identified 50-year-old Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Capt. Terryson Jackson, a 19-year veteran of the force, was one of the victims who lost their life. Tuesday, family members identified the second victim as 65-year-old Lurean Wheaton.
She was inside her home when the crash occurred.
Wheaton’s cousin told Local 10 News’ Sanela Sabovic that she was from South Carolina and that she was a kind and giving woman who always worked to keep her family together.
Family members said they are still in shock over her sudden and tragic passing.