Authorities ID woman missing after Smith Lake boat crash; operator of the Mastercraft arrestedMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 06 2019 11:03 AM
CRANE HILL, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities have identified a woman who went missing after a July 4th boating crash in the Rock Creek area of Smith Lake.
The search for 26-year-old Kelsey Nicole Starling of Troy will continue Saturday morning. She was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat involved in a two-vessel crash at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night.
William Jackson Fite, 23, of Decatur, was booked into the Winston County jail early Friday on a charge of Boating Under the Influence. Four other passengers on the Mastercraft were transported for medical attention by emergency responders.
One person was injured on the second boat, a 2011 Harris Flotebote pontoon boat operated by 50-year-old Jodi Wallace Suggs of Decatur.
The crash remains under investigation by ALEA.