- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have identified a woman killed in a boating accident as a fireworks festival ended in northwest Alabama.

Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley identified the woman as 59-year-old Marie Franklin of Tuscumbia.

Trooper Curtis Summerville tells The TimesDaily that Franklin fell from a pontoon boat during some rough water.

Florence police said it appears the accident occurred as the fireworks show wrapped up Saturday night for the Spirit of Freedom Celebration.

WHNT reports that Alabama Law Enforcement Association marine police are investigating.



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