Speed boat crash in Massachusetts leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) " Authorities say three speed boats collided during a race on a Massachusetts lake, leaving one driver dead and two others injured.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says the collision happened Saturday afternoon during the Bill Giles Memorial Regatta on Watson Pond in Taunton.

Taunton Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said in a statement that one speed boat spun out traveling 65 mph, causing a pileup. He said all three drivers were thrown from their boats.

The Bristol County DA's office says a 39-year-old New Hampshire man died at the scene. A second boater, a 67-year-old man from Maine, was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition, and a 72-year-old Maine man was treated for minor injuries. Their names were not immediately released.

The crash is under investigation.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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