One Killed, Three Injured In LOTO Boat Crash
A Byrnes Mill man was killed and three others injured in a boating accident that occurred Saturday at Lake of the Ozarks.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2004 Four Winns boat, piloted by 63-year-old Roy T. Jackson of Edwards, was on Lake of the Ozarks at the 69 mile marker on the main channel around 9 p.m., when Jackson failed to keep a proper lookout and struck a rock bluff.
58-year-old Thomas M. McKown of Byrnes Mill was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m., by Morgan County Coroner M. B. Jones. The body was taken to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.
Jackson and two other passengers, 36-year-old James A. McKown of Smithville, and 64-year-old James E. McKown of Excelsior Springs, suffered moderate injuries. All three were transported to Lake Regional Hospital.
The boat was totaled.
There were a total of six Troopers on scene.
Jackson was later arrested by the Patrol at 2:10 p.m. Sunday and charged with boating while intoxicated resulting in the death of another, and careless and imprudent driving resulting in a vessel crash.
Jackson was taken to the Camden County Jail.