(BALTIMORE) — Eight people were on board a recreational boat when it crashed near a Baltimore, Maryland, bridge early Sunday morning, leaving two people dead and six injured.
The 40-foot boat collided with a concrete pillar that was about 50 yards away from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, according to Candy Thompson of Maryland Natural Resources.
Two people were killed, including a woman who was not wearing a life jacket, Thompson said. Six people were hospitalized.
The pillar, approximately 10 to 15 feet in height and width, acts to protect the bridge from wayward incoming vessels, Thompson said.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, and it was unclear whether alcohol was involved, Thompson said.
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