2 killed, 4 hurt in boat accident near Alexandria

11:55 AM, May 23, 2011   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Two people were killed and four others sent to the hospital after a boating accident Saturday night in central Minnesota. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 6:20 p.m. near the public access on Lake Victoria near Alexandria.  Authorities say the driver lost control and struck multiple docks, boat lifts and trees before coming to a stop.

Three of the six passengers on the boat were ejected.  Twenty-seven-year-old Nicole Getz of Alexandria died at the scene.  30-year-old Matthew Spletzer of Alexandria was taken to the Douglas County Hospital where he later died. 

Four other Alexandria residents, ranging in age from 17 to 33, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident and who was driving the boat.  The boat sustained extensive damage in the crash.

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