According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), one person was killed and another person was injured in a boating accident on the Cumberland River in Montgomery County, near Clarksville on June 29.
According to WTVF-TV, Stephanie Burns was tubing when she somehow got caught in the propeller of a boat. TWRA representative Doug Markham told WTVF that Burns had already died by the time first-responders arrived to the scene of the accident.
TWRA officials also told WTVF that a 20-year-old man was also injured and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The man is expected to live, according to the TWRA. The man was among several people on the boat.
Authorities are investigating the accident and charges are pending. TWRA said that it is trying to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. In 2011, the US Coast Guard reported that there were 4,588 boating accidents nationally, involving 758 deaths, 3081 injuries. Many of these accidents were a result of boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol.
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