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Fatal boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks: BWI charges expected

Charges are expected to be filed in Camden County after a boat accident that killed one person and injured three others.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Division says it happened around 7:45 Saturday night when 60-year-old Bobby Childers of Sunrise Beach, was operating the 32-foot Crownline too close to a dock before striking a large wake and then a breakwater.

One occupant, 44-year-old Nicolette McKenna of Sunrise Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two others, 21-year-old Connor Wilkie and 49-year-old Curtis Wilkie of Kansas City, Mo., suffered minor injuries and were treated at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Childers, the operator of the boat, suffered moderate injuries. He also was transported to Lake Regional.

None of the four were wearing a life jacket at the time.

Charges expected to be filed against Childers include boating while intoxicated involving the death of another and careless and imprudent operation of a watercraft.

Childers was released pending treatment of his injuries.

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