Report: Driver of second boat saw 'green light' before fatal Lake Murray crash

Report: Driver of second boat saw 'green light' before fatal Lake Murray crash
A location of the boat crash. (Source: Google Maps)
A location of the boat crash. (Source: Google Maps)

LAKE MURRAY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released the incident report on the fatal boat crash on Lake Murray, stating that Bruce Dyer, the driver of the larger boat, said he "saw a green light before the collision" with a smaller boat that led to the deaths of two others.

The report also states that Dyer passed a field sobriety test given to him by responding law enforcement officers before SC DNR arrived.

The report's narrative says:

I was called out approx 1:30 am on the morning of the 22nd to work a collision with fatalities on Lake Murray.  When I arrived on [the] scene, I was handed several written statements that had been collected by local officers.  I was told that both boats were under way and that Mr. Dyer stated he saw a green light before the collision.

The report says that Dyer and other witnesses also provided written statements.

Bruce Dyer passed his field sobriety test, given to him as the driver of the 32-food Intrepid powerboat that collided with a smaller boat with three other people just before midnight on April 21.

Danny Phillips, 37, and Shawn Lanier, 28 both died in the crash just as they were getting ready to head home from fishing.

RELATED: See photos of the two men who perished in the crash.

Officials said a total of six people were on a 32-foot Intrepid powerboat and a 16-foot bass boat when the two vessels collided.

The investigation is still ongoing by SC DNR.

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