Hawkins County

New information about fatal boat accident

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. - There's new information this afternoon on a fatal crash involving two boats in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

TWRA officer David Crum confirmed that 76-year-old William Cantrell of Pound, Virginia died in the crash.

Also on the boat was 52-year-old Timothy Cantrell. He was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center. There's no word today on his condition.

The men on the second boat, 29-year-old Gary Cooper and 33-year-old Brandon Lawson, both of Rogersville, were treated at a Morristown hospital and later released.

The accident happened just before noon Monday near the Poor Valley Creek area on Cherokee Lake.

Crum says the crash remains under investigation.

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