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PWC And Swimmer Collide at Keystone



The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a boating collision occurred Sunday evening at Keystone Lake in Pawnee County, OK.

The patrol said the accident involved a 2000 Yamaha Personal Water Craft, operated by 31 year old Daniel Johnson, of Garber,. The driver was not injured.

A passenger on Johnson’s vessel, 31 year old Coy Week from Oklahoma City, also was not injured.

61 year old Darrell Lawson of Mannford, who was swimming in the area was treated at the  scene and released with external trunk injuries.

The Highway Patrol’s report stated Johnson’s vessel was approaching the shore at Motorcycle Island. Lawson was wading approximately 100 feet from the shore in 4 feet of water. Johnson’s vessel struck Lawson. The report indicates that life jackets were in use by the vessel operator and the passenger. The report indicates alcohol as a factor in Johnson’s condition.