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July 2, 2013

2 killed, child hurt in East Texas boat collision

QUITMAN, Texas — Two people are dead and a 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after two boats collided on an East Texas lake.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says the crash happened around sunset Monday night on Lake Fork near Quitman, about 70 miles east of Dallas.

One of the boats sank at the scene and will be raised and towed to shore for examination.

The identities of those involved haven't been revealed. The boy was airlifted to Children's Medical Center of Dallas. His condition is not available.

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