One Dead In Bizarre Boat Accident

A bizarre accident involving a boat being towed by a truck has claimed the life of a Gladewater man. The Gregg County Sheriffs Department says several people were riding in an aluminum flat-bottom boat that was being towed by a truck in an open field off of Harrison Road late Friday night. Investigators say one of the riders, Corey Carpenter, 23, feel out of the boat and was run over by the truck. Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has been ordered.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.