Boy, 8, dies 2 days after boat collision on Virginia river

Posted at 3:16 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 15:18:45-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Police say an 8-year-old boy has died after a boat collision that also killed a man and injured another person on a Virginia river.

Virginia Marine Police spokesperson Matthew Rogers says the child died at a hospital on Friday morning from injuries that he sustained in Wednesday night’s collision between a tugboat and a small recreational boat on the Elizabeth River.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the boy was one of three passengers on a nine-foot skiff when it hit a 59-foot tugboat near the Jordan Bridge.

A man who was steering the skiff with the 8-year-old aboard died at the scene of the collision.

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