Missing Woman Found, Death Toll at 3 after Lake Conroe Boating Accident

By: David Norris Email
By: David Norris Email

CONROE, Texas - The body of a woman who went missing after a boating accident has been found.

The accident happened around 9 Tuesday night on Lake Conroe in Montgomery County. The death toll from the accident is now at three.

In all, ten people and two boats were involved in the crash. Lieutenant Tim Cade with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constables Office said two people were headed back from a fishing trip on a bass boat when it collided with a pleasure boat with eight people on board. Four of those were children under 10 years old.

A 30-year-old woman died at the scene, a nine-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital. He died sometime Wednesday. Investigators said after an extensive search, divers found the body of the missing 30-year-old woman in about 30 feet of water, ten feet away from the crash site Wednesday afternoon.

A three-year-old girl was also injured. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Cade said the driver of the bass boat told police he didn't have enough time to stop.

"He did not see any lights on the vessel. He did see it at the last second, he tried to avoid it, but it was already too late," said Cade.

Country singer Josh Ward was a passenger in the bass boat. In a statement released on Wednesday, he said he was pretty banged up, but is doing okay. Ward was scheduled to play at the Fireworks on the Brazos Fourth of July show at Washington on the Brazos State Park in Washington County.

Ward said he hopes his fans will understand, but he had to cancel that appearance. Ward asked that everyone keep the victims and families of the people involved in the boating accident in their prayers.

Officials with Washington on the Brazos said The Cody Bryan Band will be performing in Ward's place.

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