Boat Accident

by Christa Lollis

Johnny Newsom of Cherokee County was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial but according to the hospital he has already been released.

Newsom was getting ready to take his boat out of the water when a jet ski hit the boat and went over it hitting Newsom. According to a police report the jet ski operator, Bianca Pinedo of Lufkin was idling and accidentally hit the accelerator.

Officers said Newsom's injuries were non life threatening and also said alcohol did not appear to be a factor.