Authorities identify Groves woman killed Friday in boating crash

Published 12:55 pm Monday, May 27, 2024

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Authorities have identified the local woman killed Friday in a boating crash.

Justice of the Peace Justin Chesson released the name Monday of the victim who died as 57-year-old Marina Newsom of Groves.

Texas Parks and Wildlife announced the ongoing investigation is continuing this week.

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Authorities said 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.

One female passenger, Marina Newsom, sustained fatal injuries.

Lewis Newsom and a male passenger were hospitalized in serious condition, authorities said Saturday.