A 12-year-old girl died and two others were injured in a boat crash Friday at Smith Lake in Winston County.

ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers responded to a boating accident on Friday near the area of Corinth Boat Ramp on Smith Lake in Winston County. It was a one-vessel accident with nine persons aboard. The vessel was a 19-foot deck boat style vessel.  

A 14-year-old male and a 12-year-old female were transported to the hospital. The fatality was a 12-year-old female, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

All involved were from the Pontotoc County, Mississippi area. 

The accident remains under investigation. There is no further information at this time. 

Meanwhile, the search for a person missing after a two-boat collision Thursday night will resume Saturday morning on Smith Lake off of Wren Road.

The accident occurred about 10 p.m. in the Rock Creek area in Crane Hill. Nine of the people involved in the crash made it ashore, with four requiring treatment at a hospital.

Estimates of the depth of water in the area is 160 feet or deeper.

The accident occurred after the annual fireworks show at Smith Lake Park where many boaters arrive for the show. 

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Cullman County Sheriff's Office, Winston County Sheriff's Office and other agencies searched the area Thursday night. On Friday, cadaver dogs were brought to the scene as well.

Most of the responders left the area Friday around 5 p.m., but were planning to return early Saturday.

Another accident during the July 4 holiday also occurred after dark at Lake Jordan, north of Montgomery.

Capt. Gary Buchanan, a spokesman for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol, said searchers including dive teams were trying to locate two people who were missing after two boats collided.

Five other people were hurt in the crash, he said, including two who were hospitalized with serious injuries.

An Athens man also died over the holiday on Elk River while he was in his kayak. Members of about a half-dozen rescue squads and other groups searched for the man without finding him on Thursday. His body was discovered Friday.

Associated Press contributed to this story.

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David Palmer has decades of experience in the newspaper industry. He currently serves as editor of The Cullman Times.

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