Minutes apart, two boat collisions kill three near Columbia (updated)

Image by Flickr user listentoreason The accidents happened to the right side of this photo (north.)

Update May 3:

The Department of Natural Resources is reporting a second fatality after the second Lake Murray boating accident that took place on Saturday night.

Read the update from The State.

First reporting:

A bit outside of our normal local reach, but these accidents on Lake Murray near Columbia were crazy enough to warrant a mention.

Three are dead and one critically injured in two separate sets of boat collisions within 30 minutes of each other Saturday night, May 1. In all 13 people were involved in the incidents. The State has the story; get it here.

Officials are still looking to see if alcohol was involved and just how fas everyone was going.

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