JASPER COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man died and three others were injured after two boats crashed near the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper County on Thursday, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The incident happened around 6 p.m. and a 47-year-old man who was onboard the boat passed away.
When the two boats noticed they were heading towards each other, they turned to avoid a crash, said Billy Williford, with the Japer County Emergency Corp. The boats ended up turning the same way and t-boned. One of the boats also was airborne.
The 47-year-old man was onboard a pontoon boat with his family and at least three other people. He was also flown to a local hospital.
The other boat was a bass boat and there was one adult and two children onboard. One of the children on this boat was injured.
San Augustine County and Sabine County Game Wardens responded to the incident. Jasper County Emergency Corps also assisted.
The Texas Game Warden STORM team is investigating the incident. The team conducts forensic reconstruction and mapping.