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Six injured in Kankakee County boat accident

A boat crash on the Kankakee River over the weekend injured six people in a drunk driving accident, according to authorities.

One woman remained hospitalized, but is listed in stable condition after suffering a broken back and head injuries in the crash. The 34-year-old female bartender was the passenger a boat that struck another boat, according to authorities.

The 23-year-old driver of the boat was arrested for reckless operation of a watercraft and operating under the influence. Their boat drove on top of another boat that was driving in the same direction in the No Wake Zone.

This accident occurred the day after National Safe Boating Week, which was May 22 through 28. Five others were injured, but they have been treated and released.

Driving any vehicle drunk can cause serious injury to everyone involved, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.