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Two killed in boating mishap in Jasper County

The holiday weekend has proven to be deadly on one waterway.


Two Tyler County residents were killed and another injured following a boating accident Saturday afternoon in northwest Jasper County on the Angelina River.


Jasper County officials are saying two boats collided nearly head-on, resulting in the deaths of a man and woman in one boat and injuring a man in the other in the Bevilport Community.


Dead at the scene were 52-year old Arlon Wayde Chance and 38-year old Charlotte Benton Bowden, both of the Fred Community of Tyler County.


The injured man was not identified.


It’s reported there were three other individuals unharmed in the vessel containing the injured man.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens continue to investigate the mishap.

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