Half of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in N.J. helicopter crash

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LUMBERTON, N.J. - Montgomery Gentry's official website says Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, has died in a New Jersey helicopter crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in Medford.

The airport also houses a resort and was scheduled to host a concert by the Montgomery Gentry on Friday night. The airport announced the cancellation of the gig Friday afternoon.

Medford Township Police Chief Richard says police got a call about a helicopter "that was distressed" around 1 p.m.

He says the passenger, Troy Gentry, died on the way to a hospital and the pilot died at the crash scene.

Troy Gentry was born April 5, 1967, in Lexington, Kentucky, where he met bandmate Eddie Montgomery and formed a group based off their last names.

The band had success on the country charts, scoring five No. 1 hits. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.

The cause of the helicopter crash is still under investigation.



 
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