OHP release details on airboat incident that killed 3 men

On Tuesday the Oklahoma Highway Patrol released the identities and the cause of the collision that killed three men a week ago at the Guthrie Golf and Country Club.

Troopers report just after 1 p.m. on Nov. 8, three men were aboard an airboat that was being operated in the southerly direction when the boat filled with water due to being over capacity.

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The vessel became swamped causing the occupants to exit the vessel and attempt to swim to shore, according to troopers. One occupant was found in approximately 5 feet of water and two subjects were found in 8 feet of water.

Pronounced deceased at the scene included the possible driver of the airboat, Kyle White, 38, of Guthrie, and passengers 33-year-old Justin Blake, of Moore, and Andrew Allison, 29, of Guthrie.

The cause of the collision is listed as “over capacity/inexperience.”

The report goes on to say that none of the men were wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.


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