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Girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat on Texas lake

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - A young girl has died and her father had his legs amputated after they were struck by a boat on a Central Texas lake.

 

Temple police said in a statement Saturday that 4-year-old Katlyn Oliver died about an hour after suffering severe lacerations from the propeller of a craft described by authorities as a recreational house boat.

 

Police say the boat struck both Katlyn and her 37-year-old father Friday evening at Temple Lake Park.

 

The unidentified father suffered his injuries as he attempted to help his daughter.

 

He was listed Saturday in serious condition.

 

Police say a 43-year-old Killeen man is being held at the Bell County jail but online jail records don't indicate a charge against him.

 

Authorities also didn't indicate if the man was the driver of the boat.

 


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