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UPDATE: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Boat Crash In Southport

Authorities say one person was killed and three injured after a boat hit a platform near a marina in Southport.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Sgt. Ben Meyer said 57-year-old Barbara Pierce died at a Wilmington hospital a short time after the crash around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Meyer says Pierce's husband was driving the 20-foot boat and was moving out of the way of another boat on the Cape Fear River when he hit a concrete pillar while going at least 25 mph.

Authorities say another boat rescued one person in the water, and a Coast Guard boat was able to rescue Pierce and two others who were on the platform.

Meyer called the crash an accident and says alcohol is not suspected.


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