Woman killed in overnight boating crash on Alabama River

Woman killed in overnight boating crash on Alabama River
Alabama State Trooper Marine Patrol file photo (Source: WSFA 12 News)

WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol is investigating a fatal single-boating crash.

ALEA Marine Patrol Commander Capt. Gary Buchanan says Krista Danielle Elliott, of Wetumpka, was killed in the crash that happened on the Alabama River around midnight.

Elliott, a passenger in the boat, was killed when the boat struck a tree overhanging the river, Buchanan says.

The ALEA Commander Capt. says the 32-year-old Elliott was the only passenger in the boat along with the operator. The operator was uninjured in the crash.

Troopers are still investigating.

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