LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Two fishing boats collided on Saturday morning, leaving one man killed and another seriously injured.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Edward Sandt was driving a 1997 Bass Tracker at a high rate of speed, exiting Workman Hollow Cove, around the 8 Mile Marker.
The Tracker crossed the path of a 2002 Triton Bass Boat driven by 59-year-old Philip McKemie, of St. Louis, according to the report. The Patrol says McKemie turned to the right to avoid the Tracker, but Sandt turned the Tracker left, and the two boats collided.
Sandt was not wearing a life jacket, according to the Highway Patrol; he was thrown from his boat in the collision, and then was struck by his boat while he was in the water.
His brother, Francis Sandt, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was flown by Staff For Life helicopter to University Hospital for treatment.
A passenger in the Triton, 53-year-old Mark Schaefer, sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.