Missouri Water Patrol reports father, son killed after boats collide in Table Rock Lake

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Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 12:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:31 PM CDT
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NEAR CRANE, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Water Patrol is investigating a deadly crash after two bass boats collided on Table Rock Lake.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a father and son from Gentry, Arkansas were killed in the crash. Investigators say Ted Dossett, 55, and his 14-year-old son died from injuries. Next of kin have been notified.

Investigators say the crash happened in the Viney Creek Area around 7:30 a.m. Friday, less than a mile west of Point 24. That area is north of Golden, Mo. near Emerald Beach.

According to MSHP, an unknown factor caused one boat, driving two people, to cross the path of a second boat. The boats hit head-on. One boat launched over the other boat.

A person from Shell Knob, Missouri, on the second boat suffered injuries, but survived. Investigators with the Missouri Water Patrol do not know what caused the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says this is the fourth and fifth boating fatality of 2020 in the Troop D area, which covers most of southwest Missouri region.

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