LAKE OF THE OZARKS — Police identified the victims of a late night boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks that left three people dead and two injured near Camden. The driver of that boat has been arrested and charged with boating while intoxicated.
The deceased victims were identified as:
- Joseph J. Lemark, 23, of Overland Park, Kan.
- Daniel R. Lewis, 24, of Overland Park, Kan.
- Hailey M. Hochanadel, 21, of Olathe, Kan.
Ashley K. Lamb, 21, of Olathe, Kan. suffered serious injuries.
The driver, Hayden M. Frazier, 22, of Overland Park, Kan. suffered moderate injuries.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F tweeted that they received the report of the crash around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
A crash report says the boat struck a rock bluff, ejecting the driver and two occupants into the water. Frazier re-entered the boat and paddled to a dock across the channel.
Lewis was located still in the boat, and pronounced dead. Lemark was pronounced dead after he was found by authorities. Hochanadel was pronounced dead after divers recovered her body around 11:15 a.m.
Frazier was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. An official report initially said we was held in the Camden County jail facing multiple charges, but those charges were later dropped.
There is no word on if further charges will be filed.