Man killed in Laurel Lake boat crash identified

Published: Jul. 13, 2017 at 7:57 AM EDT
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One person has died in a boat crash in Whitley County.

Kentucky State Police says the crash happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday near Grove Marina.

Investigators said the boat hit a rock. The impact threw 60-year-old Lloyd A. Lawson from the boat.

Some people who witnessed the accident rushed over to Lawson and tried to administer CPR. They brought the 60 year old back to Grove Marina where Coroner Andy Croley pronounced him dead.

"He was ejected by his seat in the boat. The actual cause of the accident is still being investigated. He had been fishing," Croley said.

People who know Lawson say he was a regular at the lake and knew the waterway very well.

Investigators are looking into the possibility a health issue could be to blame.

According to Croley, Lawson was not wearing a life jacket.