Monday, August 4, 2014

2 dead in Lake Tahoe boating accident

19 foot Glastron boat.

A couple was killed when their boat crashed into a pier near Meeks Bay early Sunday morning. North Tahoe Fire and El Dorado County Sheriff Department received the report of a boat crash at 1:40am.

There were people sleeping on the dock at the time of the accident. They were awakened by the crash, but not injured. 

The initial investigation suggests the 1997 19 foot Glastron boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the dock piling and split the hull in half. Both boat occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Channel 2 News is reporting the crash victims as 44-year-old Tatiana Nikolskaya and her husband, 45-year-old Vadim Raizanov. The couple is from San Ramon.

Deputies will be investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

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