Southern Illinois Boat Collision Kills 2

BENTON, Ill. (KMOX)- A missing man has been found at Rend Lake in Benton, Illinois.

Franklin County authorities say two ski boats collided at Rend Lake Tuesday. Three people were in one boat and two in the other.

Search crews recovered the body of Larry Smithhart of West Melbourne, Florida at around 11 a.m. Wednesday. He was 38-years-old.

Two of the victims were flown to Barnes Jewish Hospital. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says one of the victims has died today.

No other names are being released at this time.


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