Denison man killed in Lake Texoma boat explosion

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

POTTSBORO, TX - A Denison man is dead and a woman is in a local hospital after a boat explosion last night at Highport Marina on Lake Texoma.

Preston Fire Chief Allen Vols says they got the call around 9:30 last night of a boat fully engulfed at Ramp V. Vols says that two people were on board. One woman was thrown off the boat by the blast. She was treated by EMS at the scene and taken to a local hospital.

First responders said another person was on board. That man, 47-year-old Greg Pilkilton, was confirmed dead this morning by the Pottsboro Fire Department. His body was found on the boat late last night.

Vols says the tragedy was likely caused by gas fumes igniting when they started the boat.

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