Three Killed In Boat Crash

Two young children and a woman were killed in a boating accident on the Ohio River early Saturday morning.

Emergency dispatchers say the dead include a four-year-old girl, a 16-month-old boy and Sandyville resident Jennifer Posten.

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources says three others were hurt. Michael Fisher, identified as the children's father, was treated for minor injuries at the scene. His wife Jill Fisher and Roger Posten Junior were treated and released at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.

The D-N-R says six people were aboard the boat when it collided with a barge north of Ravenswood about 2 a-m. Fog had cut visibility to almost nothing at the time of the accident.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by anonymous Location: ky on Jun 29, 2007 at 01:28 PM
    i do have a heart for god's sake! But i would not have my kids out on a boat in the middle of the ohio river @ 2:oo in the morning.
  • by Jennifer Location: Charleston,WV on Jun 26, 2007 at 11:52 AM
    The family had apparently decided to camp overnight.
  • by Vanessa Location: Clarksburg, WV on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:44 PM
    My husband works with this man and he was on a weekend trip with his family. Have a heart for God's sake. He lost both his children. The collision was a result of the incredibly thick fog, that if you have ever been boating and had happen to you, falls very quick. Please pray for this family in their time of incredible despair.
  • by anonymous Location: ky on Jun 25, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    why would you, be on a boat @2:00 a.m. That does not make much sense at all. I can understand now how you would collide w/ a barge.


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