Maine native dies in Coast Guard helicopter crash

Posted July 08, 2010, at 6:10 p.m.

SEATTLE — One of the three Coast Guard crew members killed in a helicopter crash off the Washington coast grew up in Maine.

The dead identified Thursday are 33-year-old Lt. Sean D. Krueger of Seymour, Conn.; 40-year-old Adam C. Hoke of Great Falls, Mont.; and 33-year-old Brett M. Banks of Rock Spring, N.Y. A fourth crew member is recovering from a broken arm and leg at a hospital in Seattle.

Krueger, the commander, attended Massabesic High School in Waterboro, Maine, and leaves behind a wife and three children.

Coast Guard investigators are determining why the MH-60 Jayhawk went down about 100 miles west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula.

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