Deadly boat accident on Long Island

October 5, 2009 2:27:27 PM PDT
The investigation into what caused a deadly boating accident on Long Island continues. Three people died and four others were injured when the boat ran aground Sunday night.

Because three people died, Nassau County Police are investigating the accident as a crime.

The 64-year-old boat driver, who also owned the vessel, was ejected from the 40-foot boat and died at the scene. A man and a woman died at the hospital.

The accident happened at 7:20 Sunday night, with three women and four men aboard. It appears speed may have been a factor, with reports of the boat tearing across the water. Investigators say the boat was going so fast it flew about 150 feet into the marshes before coming to a stop.

Nassau County Police say all the occupants were ejected from the boat. There were two couples from Massaqequa, one couple from Copiague and one man from Farmingdale. All the people on board are said to be over the age of 45.

Witnesses who saw the accident immediately called 911.

The four survivors of the accident are listed in critical condition.

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