Smith lake boating accident. 3 people missing from boat crashes on 2 separate Alabama lakes Video

Man sentenced after plea deal in boat crash that killed Kelsey Starling on July 4

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Through the cooperation of the Winston County Sheriff's office, the Suggs turned themselves in at a designated time. Four other passengers on the Mastercraft were transported for medical attention by emergency responders, said Marine Patrol Sgt. The incident happened at Rock Creek around 10 p. One person was injured on the second vessel, a 2011 Harris Flotebote pontoon boat operated by Jodi Wallace Suggs, 50, of Decatur. We were informed that there were two misdemeanor warrants against the Suggs in Winston County, Alabama. She later moved to the Homewood area and has been working at Tuggle.

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Woman missing on Smith Lake after crash identified; driver charged with boating under the influence

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Search and rescue teams from across the state and beyond have spent seven days looking for the University of Alabama graduate. This is the first of three boating accidents during the July 4th holiday currently under investigation. A 12-year-old female was killed in the accident, with a 14-year-old male and 12-year-old female transported, with injuries. They also want to extend their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all the families affected by this tragic accident and in particular to Kelsey and the Starling family. There were nine individuals that made it safely to a nearby boating dock. It is being used to get a better image in the deeper water. Divers have already been in the water this morning searching.

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Decatur boat operator arrested in connection to Smith Lake boat crash

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Authorities have identified a young woman missing on Smith Lake following an Independence Day crash, and announced charges against the driver of the boat in which she was a passenger. Kelsey Nicole Starling, 26, of Troy was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat involved in the two-vessel crash The operator of the Mastercraft,William Jackson Fite, 23, of Decatur, was booked into the Winston County jail early Friday on a charge of boating under the influence. Five people were hurt in the accident and a 23-year-old boat operator has been charged with boating under the influence. The first accident occurred on Smith Lake Thursday night, July 4. The boat involved was a 19-foot deck boat-style vessel. It is placed on the bottom and gives a 360 degree image of the area. At any rate, the Suggs vehemently deny the misdemeanor charges against them and look forward to being vindicated and put an end to this nightmare.

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Search continues for missing woman on Smith Lake north of Birmingham

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All involved were from the Pontotoc County, Mississippi area. A Decatur man is out on bond after he was charged with boating under the influence following a two-boat crash where a woman went missing. Jail officials on Friday night declined to release his mugshot. Stay tuned for more updates as they are made available. They were booked in on the misdemeanor warrants, immediately bonded out and were released. Alexander City Rescue Squad is here with a 360 degree imaging sonar.

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Decatur boat operator arrested in connection to Smith Lake boat crash

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. One individual is currently missing in the water. Alton Starling said they will refine the search area based on information received from an eyewitness. Four other passengers on the Mastercraft were transported for medical attention by emergency responders. Minor injuries were reported and at least two have been transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The crash occurred in the Rock Creek area at approximately 10 p. They were treated with the utmost respect and professionalism by the Winston County Sheriff's Office and jail personnel.

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Man sentenced after plea deal in boat crash that killed Kelsey Starling on July 4

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Kelsey Nicole Starling, a 26-year-old Troy resident and University of Alabama graduate, has been missing since the crash at 10 p. On Thursday, Colbert County personnel used sonar and an underwater camera. The 26-year-old Starling, a Troy native and speech language pathologist at Tuggle Elementary School, was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat driven by 23-year-old William Jackson Fite of Decatur. On Wednesday, the Alexander City Rescue Squad brought in 360-degree imaging sonar which is placed on the bottom of the lake and gives a 360-degree image of the area. Fite was booked into the Winston County Jail early Friday on a charge of boating under the influence. The crash happened late Thursday night in the Rock Creek Area.

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Search continues for missing boater on Smith Lake

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Starling was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat driven by 23-year-old William Jackson Fite of Decatur. One person was injured on the second vessel, a 2011 Harris Flotebote pontoon boat operated by 50-year-old Jodi Wallace Suggs of Decatur. The exhaustive search has also utilized cadaver dogs and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has conducted aerial searches. The second accident occurred Friday afternoon, July 5, near the area of the Corinth Boat Ramp just east of Double Springs. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.

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