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Three women riding in boat hitched to truck hurt when it overturns on St. Francois County road

By Nassim Benchaabane St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2 hrs ago


ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY — Three women were seriously hurt Saturday night when a pontoon boat they were riding in while it was being towed by a truck overturned. 

A Pevely woman, 49, was one of the three people hospitalized with serious injuries after the crash about 9 p.m. Saturday at Mohican and Martin drives in unincorporated St. Francois County, according to a Highway Patrol crash report. 

Two others, a Dittmer woman, 20, and a Cameron, Missouri, women, 23, were also taken to a hospital with serious injuries. 

The boat, a 1984 Harris Flote Bote 200, was not properly secured on a homemade trailer hitched to the truck, according to the crash report.

The truck was westbound on Martin when the trailer's right rear tire dropped off the road, and the boat came off the trailer and overturned, police said. 

The victims' conditions were not available Sunday. 


nbenchaabane@post-dispatch.com




Three individuals received serious injuries in an accident that occurred at about 9 p.m. on Saturday in Goose Creek.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, David Nauke, Jr., 46, of Bonne Terre, was driving his Ford F-250 westbound on Mohican Drive.

The report states that Nauke was pulling a pontoon boat on a homemade trailer when the trailer became detached from the truck at Martin Drive and the boat and trailer overturned.Three injured after boat overturns from trailer

Daily Journal Staff
Jun 30, 2019 Updated 13 hrs ago0


The report states that three passengers were inside the boat at the time of the accident.

Katelyn Brame, 23, of Cameron, Megan Meadows, 20, of Dittmer, and Jill Zintel, 49, of Pevely, all received serious injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis by St. Francois County Ambulance District.

According to the report, Nauke received no injuries in the incident.

A Farmington man was seriously injured in a dump truck accident on Friday morning in Ste. Genevieve County. 

 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!