There is some sad news to report out of Lake Conroe, Texas today.
Two bass boats, a Nitro and a Triton, collided while night fishing Tuesday evening shortly after 9:00 pm. Angler Jason Clark was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife is currently in critical condition. The couple’s 10-year-old daughter survived and called 911 for help. She guided responders to the scene of the accident with the light from a cell phone.
According to Click2Houston, investigators say the family was anchored and fishing in their bass boat when another bass boat—reportedly headed to a tournament weigh-in—crashed into their boat. The driver of the tournament boat was given a field sobriety test and it was concluded that he was not intoxicated at the time.
Officials say that both bass boats were using proper navigational lighting when the accident occured.
Officers arrived at the scene to find 39-year-old Jason Clark unresponsive in the bass boat and his wife had to be rescued from the water. The other boat was flipped over in the water and the two occupants had to be rescued from the water. The two men were not injured and everyone was wearing life jackets.