- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

JASPER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man has been killed and a woman and two children hurt when the boat they were in hit a small island at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says the accident happened Tuesday night south of the Twin Dikes boat ramp.

Department spokesman Tom Harvey says the 24-foot bay boat carried the owner, his daughter, a woman and her daughter. The accident killed 40-year-old Jerry Cross of Orange.

Harvey says one of the girls - ages 10 and 11 - used a cellphone to summon help while the woman apparently was unconscious as the boat floated toward shore.

Harvey says the woman was hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries. The girls were treated and released to a relative of one of the children.

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Online:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/sam_rayburn/


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