Father, Son Killed in Watercraft Collision in New Jersey: State Police

The father and son's jet ski crashed into another as they both rounded a sharp turn in the creek

A father and his 8-year-old son were killed Saturday when two jet skis collided in the coastal waters of southern New Jersey, authorities said.

The victims, who were from Maryland, but whose names haven't been disclosed by police, were riding one of the watercrafts around 4:45 p.m. in Patcong Creek in Somers Point.

The father was sitting behind his young son when their watercraft slammed head-on into another jet ski as they both rounded a sharp turn in the creek, state police said.

The driver of the other watercraft, a 55-year-old woman from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, sustained a wrist fracture, police said.

The watercraft collided at a bend of the creek just north of the Mays Landing Road bridge.

The damaged jet skis were taken out of the water and placed on racks at the marina. A large section on the front of one watercraft was smashed and torn open. Damage to the other appeared minimal

Investigators said there was no indication that alcohol consumption was a factor.

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