Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies responded to an injury boat crash near Havasu Palms on Lake Havasu late Tuesday morning.
Approximately 9:55 a.m., deputies responded to the scene of where three occupants, including the operator, were ejected from a boat. The 36-foot Skater vessel was traveling an estimated 80 to 100 miles per hour when the operator made a hard left turn and the occupants were ejected, the Sheriff's Office reported.
Everyone was wearing a lifejacket and the operator of the boat was also wearing the safety engine cutoff lanyard.
The operator, identified as 56-year-old Larry Allen Guillen of Huntington Beach, California, suffered severe head laceration and was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center. The two passengers, identified as Lake Havasu City residents Bradly Stewart, 40, and Anthony Nelson, 28, had minor injuries and refused medical attention.
The high rate of speed is a factor while alcohol does not appear to be a factor, the Sheriff's Office reported. This crash remains under investigation.