Female passenger sustains fatal injuries in boating crash, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says

Published 1:17 pm Saturday, May 25, 2024

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Shortly before sunset on Friday, Jefferson County game wardens and first responders responded to a single boat crash on the North Fork of Taylor Bayou.

Authorities said Lewis Newsom, 48, of Groves was driving the boat when it struck the Boondocks Road Bridge.

There were five passengers in the boat in addition to the driver.

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One female passenger sustained fatal injuries.

Newsom and a male passenger remain hospitalized at this time in serious condition.

Texas Game Wardens are continuing to investigate the crash.

No other details are available at this time, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as of 12:15 p.m. Saturday.