Deadly boat collision on Lake Conroe

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boatLAKE CONROE – A fun night out on the lake came to a crashing halt on Tuesday night.

Officials say two people leaving a fishing tournament came around a bend in the water and slammed into a pleasure boat with eight people aboard. The collision killed one person, injured eight and one person still hasn’t been found.

A few kids were among those airlifted to Memorial Hermann.

This time of year, officials say boating accidents pick up. They urge extra precaution.

“If you’re operating a vessel on Lake Conroe after sunset, you have to have lights on or you cannot be seen,” says Lt. Tim Cade with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office.

No lights may have been an issue in this crash. That’s still under investigation.

It is a tragic way to start the season.