Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : March 28, 2019

Montgomery County, TX – Morgan J. Kozloski, Kelly Callahen, And Daniel J. Laird Identified As Victims In Helicopter Crash Near Bethel Road

Montgomery County, TX (March 28, 2019) – On March 27, a firefighting helicopter crashed near Bethel Rd, killing one and leaving two injured.

On March 28, authorities released the names of the victims involved in this tragic event. According to authorities, the pilot, Morgan J. Kozloski and a passenger, Kelly Callahen, survived the crash and were taken to an area hospital in stable condition for treatment to injuries.

Sadly, a firefighter named Daniel J. Laird, 41, was deceased at the scene of the crash. The Eurocopter AS350 was tending to a controlled burn area at the time of the crash, which occurred around 2 p.m. near the intersection of Bethel Road and FM 149. The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with both Kozloski and Callahen as they recover from their injuries. Our warmest condolences go out to the Laird family as they deal with this very tragic loss.

This is an update to an earlier post found here.

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Victims who lose their lives in these very tragic incidents often leave behind grieving families. Those injured while on the job often face thousands of dollars in medical treatment for their injuries. No matter the type of injury a person sustains, their families are left devastated.

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