Harsens Island (WWJ)- A man and a woman were killed in a collision involving two boats in Lake St. Clair Sunday evening.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
The U.S. Coast Guard said six people were on a boat that was hit by another boat around 6:45 p.m. in the south channel near Harsens Island.
The sheriff’s office says a 25-foot Baja boat went over a cabin cruiser Sunday, killing a 57-year-old man from Chesterfield Township and a 68-year-old woman from Canada. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.
Three people were taken to a hospital, including a 62-year-old woman who is in critical condition. All were aboard the cabin cruiser.
No one in the Baja boat was hurt. Harsens Island is in Lake St. Clair at south end of the St. Clair River, 50 miles northeast of Detroit.READ MORE: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
The St Clair County Sheriff’s Department says the Coast Guard got a May Day call from a Good Samaritan who witnessed the collision.
Boaters who saw the accident helped in the rescue.
Three people in the other vessel were taken into custody, according to a Coast Guard spokesman.
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