2 people killed after boats collide in river

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(FREEBURG, Mo., AP) — Two central Missouri residents have died after two boats collided on the Gasconade River over the July Fourth weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 1999 Gator jet boat driven by 28-year-old Daniel Berhorst of Freeburg collided head-on with a 1991 Alumaweld jet boat driven by 44-year-old Norbert Eisterhold, also of Freeburg, at 6:28 p.m. Saturday.
The patrol says the boats were traveling through a narrow passage on the river in Osage County when they crashed.
Two passengers in Eisterhold’s boat, 48-year-old Larry Hennier of Rich Fountain and 25-year-old Mary Talken of Jefferson City, were killed.
Four others, including the two drivers, also were injured in the collision.