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Accident kills rider in boat being towed on road


NEW LONDON, Wis. (WSAU) - An unusual traffic accident has left one person dead in Waupaca County.

Sheriff’s investigators say a pickup truck was being used to tow a boat on a trailer, when the boat overturned on the trailer. There were two people riding in the towed boat when this happened. One of the individuals was unconscious and not breathing, and died at the scene due to massive head injuries. The other rider was not injured.

Waupaca County deputies arrested the pickup driver on suspicion of operating while intoxicated.

The accident happened Saturday evening at about 7:30 p.m. Names have not been released.