A video taken onboard a boat which crashed on Aug. 24 in Lake Ozarks has reportedly been instrumental in helping Highway Patrol figure out the cause of the incident.
After reviewing video of the accident, which took place at the 22 mile marker, troopers determined that Marvin Carter was driving the boat too fast.
Reaching speeds as high as 70 miles per hour, the boat struck a large wave and then several more. According to reports, the impact of the waves resulted in all six passengers being thrown from their seats and sustaining minor to moderate injuries.
"We are very fortunate that none of the passengers were thrown out of the vessel. Especially since falls overboard are the most common fatality accident on a boat," Sgt. Jerry Callahan told a local CBS affiliate. "Slow down and allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination whether in a vehicle or by boat. You need to be ready to expect higher numbers of traffic on the water and road."
Troopers say the passengers were not seated properly. Carter was reportedly arrested for careless and imprudent driving.