Percy Priest Lake Boating Accident Results In Fatality

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a call of a boat collision on Thursday around 9:45 p. m. 

The accident occurred near the Hobson Pike Bridge on Percy Priest Lake. Upon arrival, officers reported two boats and three individuals were involved. Two occupants in one of the vessels suffered severe injuries. One individual died at the scene and the other was taken to Vanderbilt Hospital in critical condition.

The operator of the second vessel suffered minor injuries.

Preliminary investigation suggests both boats were under power and moving at the time of the collision although the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. TWRA investigators impounded both vessels for further analysis.

This fatality is the second boating death of 2019 in Tennessee.



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