Woman killed, four injured when motorboat hits sailboat on Lake Washington

A woman was killed and four people were injured in a boating accident when a motorboat, driven by a 17-year-old male, hit a sailboat on Lake Washington on Saturday evening around 8:30pm reports KOMONews.com.

The woman, who was killed, was a passenger on the sailboat when she was thrown overboard by the collision. The woman may have been hit by the power boat again when she was in the water. She was dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver of the motorboat and his 16-year-old passenger were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of their injuries. Two other people on the sailboat may have been injured.

Police are investigating what led up to the accident.

In Washington State there are between 20-30 fatalities a year and 4,000 injuries from boating accidents per year.

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