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07/10/05 - Oklahoma City

East Texas Man Dies In Drag Boat Racing Accident In Oklahoma City

by Stuart Burson

Oklahoma City police have confirmed to the East Texas News that a Crockett man died from injuries he received Sunday afternoon in a drag boat racing accident on the Oklahoma River.

Police and emergency personnel say that 31 year old David Skalicky of Crockett died after the front end of his boat came up, ejecting him. Authorities say that Skalicky lost his helmet, and the boat came back down on top of him.

Skalicky died at the O-U Medical Center.

He was taking part in the Bricktown Nationals drag boat racing event.

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