Ex-doctor, former colleague killed in crash involving helicopter

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.