Man killed, 3 others injured in Lake Conroe boat crash, authorities say

One man was killed and three others were injured in a boat crash on Lake Conroe overnight.
One man was killed and three others were injured in a boat crash on Lake Conroe overnight.

One man was killed and three others were injured in a boat crash on Lake Conroe overnight.

At approximately 2:52 a.m., Montgomery County Dispatch received a call regarding the boat accident. The caller stated that a boat ran aground near Margaritaville on Lake Conroe. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Fire and Rescue, and Texas Game Wardens responded.

When first responders arrived, three individuals were stabilized with severe injuries and transported to area hospitals. 56-year old Earl Schneider Jr. of Buda was located unresponsive in the water nearby, according to the the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He was later declared deceased.

An investigation into the boat crash is ongoing and in its early stages. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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