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Two killed in Grand Lake boating accident

Grand Lake boating deaths

KETCHUM, Okla. – Tragedy early in the boating season ends in two people being killed in a crash on Grand Lake Tuesday.

Authorities said a boat carrying eight passengers crashed into a house boat docked at Arrowhead Yacht Club.

Rachel Swetnam of Grove and William “Trey” Varner, III of Texarkana were killed.

Swetnam was “Miss Oklahoma Teen USA” in 2010.

Authorities said they were in front of the boat when it crashed.

Four other people were taken by paramedics to a hospital in Vinita and two refused treatment at the scene.

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