Helmsman charged with boating while intoxicated in fatal accident

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Kelly Wise, 62, of Atlantic, Iowa, was charged with boating while intoxicated following an accident in which he hit another boat June 29 on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Five people were injured in the crash, and one man died.

The Des Moines Register reported that Wise was at the helm of his 2002 Formula with his wife around 10 p.m. when he collided with a 1990 Formula driven by 37-year-old Bradley Siebeneck of Holts Summit, Mo.

Wise said the other boat appeared at the last minute and turned hard to starboard before “T-boning” his boat on the port side, according to the Register. He estimated that he was traveling about 25 mph. None of the people on either boat was wearing a personal flotation device.

The body of Jason Russell, 39, was found June 30 by divers. The owner of Kaiser Electric in central Missouri, Russell reportedly was champion auto racer.

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