Authorities identified the two victims of a boating crash on Shoal Creek as a woman and child from Augusta, Georgia.
Families of Lauren Elizabeth Cowart, 37, and Blakely Elizabeth Cowart, 5, were notified Sunday afternoon, according to Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker. The woman and child died Saturday after a boating crash on Shoal Creek.
A man was injured in the crash. Tucker identified him as Ross Wooten, of Florence. He said Wooten was taken to North Alabama Medical Center and transferred to Huntsville Hospital, where he is in critical condition.
The crash involved a large cabin cruiser and another boat, Tucker said. It occurred shortly before 11 p.m.
George Grabryan, director of the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, said the crash occurred on Shoal Creek, between the bridge and mouth of the Tennessee River.
Grabryan said the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is in charge of the investigation.
He said the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Lauderdale EMA, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, Killen Police and fire departments, Florence Police, and Shoals Ambulance responded to the scene.
Tucker said no one on the large boat was injured, and there was a fourth person on the smaller boat who was not injured.
Tucker said the victims died from the trauma caused by the wreck.