Man Dies After Boats Collide on Barnegat Bay

A man was killed while another was injured after two boats collided on the Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey Sunday afternoon.

New Jersey State Police told NBC10 a 36-foot speed boat and a 16-foot Carolina skiff collided at 2:23 p.m. on Barnegat Bay off Barnegat Light in the area of the Oyster Creek Channel. The skiff sustained the brunt of the damage during the collision, investigators said.

A man on the skiff, identified by police as Chan-Hee Kang, 26, of Hainesport, New Jersey, died from his injuries. Another man on the skiff suffered minor injuries and is being treated at the Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township. A third person on the skiff as well as four people who were on the speed boat were not hurt during the incident.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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