New Information in Fatal Boat Crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Investigators looking into the deadly boat crash on Lake Texoma during the Labor Day weekend say witnesses report the two boats were each traveling at close to 100 miles per hour when they collided.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Green says the two were heading toward each other when one suddenly turned left and was hit
at a 45-degree angle by the second.

Five people died in collision.

Green says both boats - the "Flash Gordon" and the "Nashville Catz" - were capable of going up to 150 miles per hour.

The only survivor is "Nashville Catz" driver Bruce Gibson of Old Hickory, Tennessee, and Green says Gibson doesn't remember the
crash.

Gibson remains hospitalized in Dallas in fair condition.

Killed in the crash are Gibson's wife Myra. Also dead are Gordon and Ann Mineo of Rockwall, Texas, and Justin and Amy Lane of Little Elm, Texas, who were aboard the "Flash Gordon."

The boats were part of a game called "poker run" in which boats go to five different locations to get a playing card and the boat with the best poker hand at the end wins.


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