Country Music Star Killed in Tragic Helicopter Crash

September 08, 2017Sep 08, 2017

On Friday afternoon, a helicopter crashed in a field near a New Jersey airport. Sadly, two people were killed in the accident.

While the identities of the victims remained unknown for several hours, one of them was just released. It was country music singer Troy Gentry from the popular duo, Montgomery Gentry.

After the accident, twisted metal and the rotor of the chopper were reportedly spread throughout a grassy area near the Flying W Airport. The crash occurred around noon, but no other details have been released yet about the accident.

The other half of Montgomery Gentry, Eddie Montgomery, was not onboard the helicopter. Immediately following the crash but before the identities of the victims were released, the duo’s concert scheduled for Friday night was canceled.

The 50-year-old singer was best known for his hit songs, “My Town,” “Where I Come From,” and “Something To Be Proud Of.” He was a Lexington native and a father of two. Below is the official music video for "Where I Come From."

So far, the other victim’s identity has not been released.

This is a breaking news story. We will give updates as they are made known.

Please be praying for Gentry's family and friends, as well as those associated with the unknown victim. Share your thoughts and prayers on Facebook. In other breaking news, an NFL player and America's Got Talent star was just rushed to open heart surgery after discovering a dangerous heart condition. Please pray for a smooth surgery.

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