UPDATE: Troopers identify victims in fatal boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks

2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Saturday, May 19 2018 May 19, 2018 Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:42:00 PM CDT May 19, 2018 in News
By: Monica Madden, KOMU 8 Reporter, Kevin Ko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Producer
loading

CAMDEN COUNTY -  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the identities of the three people killed and the two people injured in a boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks early Saturday morning. 

The patrol said 22-year-old Hayden Frazier of Overland Park, Kansas, was driving a boat when it struck a rock bluff around midnight. Troopers arrested Frazier on suspicion of three counts of boating while intoxicated leading to death of another, boating while intoxicated leading to serious injury of another and negligent operation of a vessel. He was being held at Camden County Jail.

Frazier and two others were ejected from the boat and into the water. After being ejected, Frazier reentered the boat and paddled to a dock across the channel. 

Troopers said they received a call around 1:45 a.m. Over the course of about seven hours, three people were pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers found 24-year-old Daniel Lewis, of Overland Park, Kansas, dead inside the boat at 4:03 a.m.

White said there were reports of two missing people. 

Troopers recovered the body of 23-year-old Joseph Lemark, of Overland Park, Kansas, at 8:36 a.m. 

A dive team at 11:14 a.m. recovered the body of 21-year-old Hailey Hochanadel, of Olathe, Kansas. 

"Both of the victims were recovered in 10 feet of water," Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Frazier and 21-year-old Ashley Lamb, of Olathe, Kansas, were taken to the hospital with injuries. Frazier's injuries were moderate and Lamb's injuries were serious, the patrol said in its crash report. 

The crash happened near mile marker 47, White said. 

Before the patrol had released the victims' identites, White said there are normally three main factors considered when investigating accidents.

"We can't speculate for sure what happened," he said. "But we look at impairment, inattention or inexperience. Sometimes it can be a combination of these factors." 

Belinda Manos, a seasonal Lake of the Ozarks resident who lives near where the bodies were found, said she heard a noise in the middle of the night. She said she went outside and couldn't see anything, so she went back to bed.

"Sometimes you get people here that don't know the lake, they travel too fast. It's dark. "They may or may not have been partying," Manos said. "Unfortunately, those things do happen down here and it's very, very sad."  

(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the latest information.) 

More News

Grid
List
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who's charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son... More >>
16 minutes ago Thursday, August 16 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:38:00 AM CDT August 16, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, August 16 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:46:00 AM CDT August 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A former Missouri state trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, August 16 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:41:00 AM CDT August 16, 2018 in News
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A multiple vehicle accident shut down both sides of Interstate 70 Wednesday around 7 p.m. At least... More >>
12 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:28:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department opened a new substation in northeast Columbia on Wednesday. It's located off of Paris... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:36:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA – In his first comments on the extended period of weekend violence in downtown Columbia, Police Chief Ken Burton... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:28:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department and the Columbia Police Department issued a joint statement Wednesday calling recent... More >>
14 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:24:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after... More >>
15 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:51:38 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate allegations that a lawyer for the ex-husband of... More >>
15 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:49:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Teachers and staff spent their last day before the new school year not just preparing lesson plans... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:20:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A grant and 10 year plan want to help revitalize an old section of Columbia and make it... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:03:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
KINGDOM CITY - Many rural school districts aren't getting enough from the state to pay for transporting students. Last... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:22:00 PM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man Wednesday morning following a chase throughout eastern Boone County. The chase started... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:16:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Both westbound lanes of I-70 east of Kingdom City were back open following a crash Wednesday morning.... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:09:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Two medical marijuana November ballot measures are going to court ahead of the election, less than three months... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:13:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:20:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
BEVIER, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a sheriff's deputy in north-central Missouri. Macon... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:11:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shots fired case in northeast Columbia. Around 2 a.m.... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 15 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:50:00 AM CDT August 15, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
9am 78°
10am 81°
11am 84°
12pm 86°