The death of a former colleague is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol as a possible homicide.
The CHP said the crash involving a helicopter that collided with a car on Interstate 5 near Sacramento Saturday killed a 49-year-old woman.
The helicopter that was on the ground is owned by the company Dynasoft and has a crew of about 40.
The CHP identified the pilot as Daniel K. Dey.
The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. near Highway 5 and Route 30 in Fresno County.
CHP spokesman Mike Dreyfus said the helicopter had been using a laser radar system and the driver and the helicopter were traveling north on Highway 5 at the time.
It’s unclear if the pilot or the helicopter’s operator are still alive.