By Wesley Coburn - ONN
About 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, the Okmulgee Police Department responded to a two-boat collision on Okmulgee Lake. Once on the scene, officers provided aid for injured persons.
The smaller boat was moving very slowly or was stationary, and included young children as passengers. The larger boat, driven by Jared Trotter, 34, was piloted at a high rate of speed, and struck the small boat.
One occupant of the small boat, a 9-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene, while another boy was LifeFlighted to a Tulsa hospital, where his condition is currently unknown. Because they are juveniles, their names will not be released by the OPD.
Witnesses saw another male in the large boat with Trotter, who left the scene and has not currently been identified.
Trotter was booked in the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of Operating a Boat Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Manslaughter.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who knows the identity of the passenger in Trotter’s boat, is asked the contact the OPD at 918-756-3511.
Right - Jared Trotter (Photo provided)