Lauren Elizabeth Cowart, 37, and Blakely Elizabeth Cowart, 5, killed, and Ross Wooten injured in boat collision on Shoal Creek in Lauderdale County, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2019 - 3:09pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Boat crash kills 2, injures 1

George Grabryan, director of the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, said the crash occurred on Shoal Creek, between the bridge and mouth of the Tennessee River.

Woman, child identified as boating fatalities

Families of Lauren Elizabeth Cowart, 37, and Blakely Elizabeth Cowart, 5, were notified Sunday afternoon, according to Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker. The woman and child died Saturday after a boating crash on Shoal Creek. 

Vigil held for boat collision victims

Very little information has been released by law enforcement officials since the incident occurred. The case is scheduled to be presented to a grand jury this week.

2 manslaughter indictments issued in boat crash

A Lauderdale County grand jury returned the indictments against Ross Newton "Trey" Wooten III during its session that ended last week, Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly said Tuesday.

People Involved: 
Lauren Elizabeth Cowart
Blakely Elizabeth Cowart
Ross Wooten

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