MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Troopers say two brothers were killed in a boating accident on Lake Texoma this past weekend.
Around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, emergency crews were called to a boating accident on Lake Texoma between Wood Island and Sanders Island View area.
Officials say a 1999 Falcon Striper boat was heading southeast on the lake when the steering malfunctioned, causing the boat to take a sharp left turn.
As a result, the driver and two passengers were ejected from the boat.
Investigators say the boat began circling all three people, and actually hit all three of them.
Officials say the 67-year-old driver was rescued by witnesses in another boat.
However, the two passengers could not be saved.
Authorities say 80-year-old Devered Hines and 62-year-old Eddie Hines were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodies were recovered from the water by the Enos Fire Department.