Montana Firefighter Killed In Arizona Helicopter Crash

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana firefighter has been identified as one of six people killed when two medical helicopters collided in Arizona over the weekend.

Tyson Runningwolf is a fire management officer for the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. He says 26-year-old Mike McDonald was part of a hot shot crew fighting wildfires in Arizona when he was hospitalized last week with an insect bite.

After having a bad reaction to antibiotics, McDonald was being transported to Flagstaff Medical Center when the helicopters collided Sunday afternoon.

McDonald grew up in Browning but had been living in Missoula and attending the University of Montana.