Orleans County Marine Killed In Camp Pendleton Helicopter Crash

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 3:35 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Orleans County Marine Killed In Camp Pendleton Helicopter Crash

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 3:35 PM EDT

LYNDONVILLE, NY ( WKBW / TheDailyNewsOnline.com )

A Marine from Orleans County was killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in California.

Twenty five year old Marine Sgt. Trevor Cook, son of David and Carol Cook of Lyndonville, was a helicopter pilot in the attack unit, according to his uncle Alan Stalker of Medina.

Stalker said Cook first started out in maintenance, then decided to learn to fly helicopters. It could not be confirmed, however, whether he was flying the aircraft at the time of the 11:40 a.m. Wednesday crash.
According to reports, there were six people inside the helicopter at the time of the crash. Sgt. Cook was the only Marine to lose his life in the incident.

Eyewitness News was in Lyndonville today after news of Cook's death. Cook's younger sister, his only sibling, talked with multi-media journalist Kyla Igoe about her brother.

Cook was married, and leaves behind a wife who is in Camp Pendleton, California.

He was enlisted for 7 years, even before graduating in 2004 from Lyndonville High School, where he was an athlete and excelled in several sports.

Watch for continuing coverage, as Eyewitness News joins the Western New York community mourning the loss of Sgt. Trevor Cook.

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