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One woman dead, two others injured in boating accident on Stonewall Jackson Lake

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Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 6:51 PM EDT
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Updated Story (07/06/2021, 10:15 AM):

LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Sarah Hutchinson died in a boating and tubing accident at Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County on July 4, according to state officials. Hutchinson was 29-years-old and is from New Albany, Indiana.

The names of the two women who were injured in the accident have not been released at this time.

Original Story (07/05/2021, 11:28 AM):

One person is dead after a boating accident on Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County.

A spokesperson for the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources tells 5 News that a 29-year-old woman has died.

Two others were flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with serious injuries.

“The names of the victims and where they’re from is not being released until families are properly notified,” said Director of Commination’s Andy Malinoski.

The incident happened Sunday at 6:20 p.m., while the group was boating and tubing on the lake July 4.

Malinoski said, “the driver swung the tube too close to a rock wall, and the tube collided with the wall.”

The group considered of two men and three women and all 29 years of age.

The spokesperson says all three of the female passengers were on the tube at the the time of the collision and patrol boats were on the scene in minutes.

Stay with 5 News as we continue to follow this story.

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