ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers investigate fatal boat crashes

ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are investigating two fatal boat crashes from Saturday.

Posted: May 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Updated: May 28, 2019 9:25 AM

SMITH LAKE, Miss. (WTVA) -  ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are investigating two fatal boat crashes from Saturday.

The first accident killed Christian Heart, 12, from the Vinemont, Alabama, area.

According to a press release, the fatal accident happened on Smith Lake near Goat Island around 6:20 p.m.

Investigators said a boat was pulling three juveniles on tubes when Heart was fatally injured.

The second boating accident was near Talucah on Lake Wheeler, where Jerome Marks, 56, of Huntsville, was killed when he fell off the personal watercraft.

Marks was not wearing a flotation device.

Marine Patrol investigators continue to gather information.

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