Authorities are trying to determine what caused a jet-ski crash that killed two people early Saturday at Lake Palo Pinto.
Texas game wardens and the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call about 1:20 a.m. alerting them to a possible accident involving a jet ski and two people on Lake Palo Pinto, a news release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said.
The caller said that two of his friends had left the lake house where they were staying aboard a jet ski and that he later heard a loud crash from the direction where they were headed.
Following a search of the area, officers located the jet ski and a debris field along with the bodies of two fatally injured men —Tanner Poeschel, 22, of Fort Worth, and Harrison Smith, 22, of Signal Mountain, Tenn. Both victims were wearing a life jacket, the release said.
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On Sunday, a parks and wildlife spokeswoman said investigators believe the jet ski struck a boat dock but had no other details to release.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.