LEWISTON, Idaho (KBOI) — A boat racer died Saturday in a crash on the Snake River, according to the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office.
Two separate boats competing in a sanctioned race crashed into each other. Three of the racers were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, but the fourth died from injuries sustained in the crash.
“Jet boat races canceled after participant dies in wreck
Steve Wessels Jr. of Lewiston killed Saturday morning during Thunder on the Snake; tribute ride held Sunday” https://t.co/JE8v5bIqtO pic.twitter.com/rEIeKHJjQB
— 🏁Raceday Live😷 (@HydroRacerTV) August 26, 2019
One dead, several injured after boat crash during Snake River races https://t.co/7aXis24kuF
— KREM 2 NEWS (@KREM2) August 25, 2019