The Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 5 pm, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The chopper, known as a Huey, crashed on a rural roadway, Logan County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Sonya Porter told CNN.
When fire crews arrived on the scene, they found the helicopter had erupted in flames and put the fire out, Bryant said.
“I ran as fast as I could go and I went under the guardrail and I went up to the helicopter,” she told WSAZ. “But the fire was just so hot, so intense, and that guy didn’t make it out of there.”
After the crash, one of the owners showed up to the scene, Bryant told WSAZ, though he did not name the owner.
Logan County is located near the border with Kentucky.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, the FAA said.