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Photo Credit: Courtesy Smith Family

BARTON EDWARD SMITH

News Organization: WTVD-TV

Died: 1991

Location: UNITED STATES

Smith, a photographer for WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., was killed in a helicopter crash. He was returning from covering a high school football game in Wilmington, N.C., when the helicopterís engine failed. The pilot, Jim Lane, and an engineer, Rick Sherrill, were also killed. Sports reporter Tony Debo was the only survivor of the crash.