One dead, another injured on Lake Texoma in jet ski accident

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. - A tragic accident has claimed the life of one and left another in serious condition. It happened around six o'clock Sunday night around the islands on the Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma, closer to the Marshall County line.

Eric Sorenson, 19, died at the scene. Zachary Slagle, 19, was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas in serious condition. Robert Slagle, 20, was treated and released from the scene with minor injuries. Slagle is said to still be in serious condition Monday evening.

Lake patrol says the drivers of two jet skis were jumping waves, weaving around on the water when they collided. All three were thrown into the water.

Witness Jimmy Crow was out on the lake at the time of the accident and says he saw the men earlier in the day hanging out with a group of friends, having a good time. He says his heart goes out to the families in these tragic times.

"You know they were going back and forth spraying each other and one ran into the other one and I didn't absolutely see that, but it's obvious looking at the watercraft from what happened,” said Crow. “One broadsided the other, and I believe it killed him on impact. It's a pretty horrific crash."



 
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