One dead, many injured in California boat crash

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This boat was run over early Saturday evening on the popular California Delta waterway.

This boat was run over early Saturday evening on the popular California Delta waterway.

One person was killed and multiple people were injured in a two-boat crash that took place Saturday evening on the popular California Delta waterway, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriffs identified the person who died as 24-year-old Kelly Blake of Discovery Bay, Calif. Five people who were on the same boat were injured and taken to a hospital in San Joaquin County, according to a statement from Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Andrea Lopez. She did not know the identities of the other victims or the extent of their injuries.

The 7:15 p.m. incident was initially reported as a hit-and-run collision, but the boat that was thought to have left the scene went to Contra Costa County and contacted the sheriff’s office by phone. The boater was seeking medical attention for his passengers, Lopez said. She would not say how many passengers were on the second boat or how many were injured or the extent of their injuries.

“We don’t know who hit who at this point,” Lopez told therecord.net on Sunday afternoon. “We have to consider everything as a factor — alcohol, speed, lighting on the water. Our deputies worked all night and are still gathering statements.”

About 2,000 miles and hours later, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2018 Cobalt being totaled when it was hit at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning at the 8 Mile Marker on Lake of the Ozarks, by a 40-foot cruiser. The driver of the Cobalt managed to get it back to the dock, but according to LakeExpo.com, highway patrol said the boat was totaled as a result of the crash. According to the patrol report, the larger boat left the scene and the Highway Patrol Troop F is asking that anyone with additional formation call 573-751-1000.

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