MONETA, Va. (AP) _ Authorities have identified a man who was killed when two boats collided on Smith Mountain Lake. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says Timothy O’Quinn, 37, of Botetourt County, was a passenger in one of the boats.
Sgt. Karl Martin with the department tells media outlets that none of the boats’ occupants was wearing a life jacket. Martin says all of the boaters were participating in a fishing tournament when the accident occurred Friday night.
Martin says speed was a factor and charges are pending. He also says none of the five occupants had on life jackets at the time of the collision.
(WFIR staff contributed to this report.)