Lurean Wheaton Obituary, Death – The body of a lady who was murdered when a helicopter belonging to the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crashed into her home in Pompano Beach has been identified. According to friends and family members, Lurean Wheaton, who was 65 years old, passed away after the chopper crashed into her flat on Monday.
Wheaton had spent the last two decades of his life in South Florida, but he was originally from the state of South Carolina. She was described as modest and nice by a close acquaintance, who also mentioned that she had conquered her addiction to drugs and had been clean for more than ten years.
“I didn’t want to acknowledge it, but when I watched the flames from yesterday and the day before, I have been praying. I didn’t want to admit it because I didn’t want anyone to think less of me. And the fact that you came this morning made it very clear. It proved to be true. According to her good friend Michael Varin, she is now “in heaven.” “Lurean was a wonderful person; in addition, she championed the underdog.”
Wheaton’s niece shared with NBC6 over the phone how amazing her aunt was, as well as the fact that she spent every summer with the family in South Carolina.
“She knew how to enjoy her family when she came home and made sure she saw everyone,” Angela Williams said about the woman. “She was the life of the party, she lit up with her smile,” Angela Williams said.
Wheaton was in her apartment on Monday morning around the time that the chopper crashed near the intersection of North Dixie Highway and Atlantic Boulevard. The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. When it went down a short time after taking off, there were three members of the crew on board the helicopter. They were on their way to the scene of a collision involving another vehicle.
A witness’s cell phone film shows smoke and flames emerging from the chopper before it abruptly turned around and crashed out of the sky. As the helicopter continued its spiraling descent to the ground, it looked that the tail had been damaged and was beginning to fall apart.
Sheriff Gregory Tony of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office stated that the crew of the helicopter had a mechanical failure and sent out a distress call as a fire broke out on board not long after the helicopter had reached flight altitude. A flight paramedic named Captain Terryson Jackson, who was on the helicopter, also perished in the crash. The 50-year-old man had been with the department for 19 years until he retired.