The Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 5 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The helicopter, known as the Huey, crashed on a rural road, Sonya Porter, deputy director of the Logan County Office of Emergency Management, told CNN.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they discovered the helicopter had caught fire and extinguished the fire, Bryant said.
“I ran as fast as I could and got under the guardrail and up to the helicopter,” she told WSAZ. “But the fire was so hot, so intense, and this guy didn’t make it.”
After the accident, one of the owners showed up at the scene, Bryant told WSAZ, although he did not name the owner.
Logan County is located near the Kentucky border.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, the FAA said.