Accident

Sep 7, 2013 3:33 PM

Two People Killed In Boat Crash

The Wayne Coroner confirms two people are dead after a boating accident on Lake Cumberland.

The coroner tells LEX 18 the victims are 47-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Asbell and 39-year-old Bradley Dave Smith both from Joplin Missouri.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

The accident happened during the annual Poke Run.

The details of the accident have not been released. Officials tell LEX 18 the boat was part of the annual Poker Run at Lake Cumberland.

The event started at 10:00 this morning. Emergency officials got a call from an eyewitness at 11:24am that one of the boats had flipped over and there were 2 men who fell into the water.

Wayne County EMS, Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Monticello Volunteer Fire Department, the Wayne County Recue Squad, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, and two helicopters from Airmethods Kentucky 3 and Air Evac 24.

Picture courtesy of Kyle Hendrix.

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