Fatal Chowan River boat crash claims two

Posted at 10:33 PM, May 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-10 12:01:40-04

Gates County, N.C. – Two people are dead after a boat crash on the Chowan River near the Virginia boarder.

According to Officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, the crash happened around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Lt. Mark Rich says the two boats were traveling near each other when for unknown reasons they collided. The two people in the other boat were not injured.

At this time officials say it is too early to tell what caused the boats to collide. The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission is leading the investigation.