Head of Guatemala's armed forces dies in helicopter crash

The Guatemalan government says the head of its joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico.

Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez says Gen. Rudy Ortiz died Wednesday along with four other military officials after their helicopter fell in a mountainous area of the province of Huehuetenango.

Lopez says Gen. Braulio Mayen and three other officials were also killed.