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One dead in boating accident on Stonewall Jackson Lake

ROANOKE, W.Va. — A July 4 outdoor activity on one of the state’s most popular lakes turned tragic Sunday when a woman was killed and two others injured.

Investigators with the state Division of Natural Resources said two men in a boat on Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County were pulling three women on an inner tube at about 6:20 p.m. when the driver of the boat got too close to a rock wall along the lake. The tube slammed into the wall claiming the life of one of the women. The other two women were injured and flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after suffering what are described as serious injuries.

According to investigators, DNR patrols were on the lake and were able to quickly respond to the scene.

The names of those involved have not yet been released. Investigators say all five of the people involved are 29-years-old.

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