Elizabethton man killed in boating accident

From Staff Reports


  
An Elizabethton man was killed Tuesday in a boating accident in Jefferson County.
   Mack Theodore Roller, 75, of Elizabethton died when his boat collided with another watercraft near Indian Creek on Douglas Reservoir in Jefferson County, according to a report issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
   The agency reported the accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday when two boats collided near Indian Creek on Douglas Reservoir. 
   Roller was the owner of a 1989 model 19-foot Norriscraft, which was involved in the accident. Lester Dean Adams, 68, also of Elizabethton, was a passenger in the boat.
   The second boat, a 2002 model 17-foot craft was registered to Jackie Hiram Woods, 55, of Church Hill who was operating his boat. Bobby Neil Heath, 62, also of Church Hill, was a passenger in the Woods' boat, according to TWRA.
   All individuals were transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City. Adams, Woods, and Heath were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital on Tuesday.
   Officers with the TWRA are investigating the incident. The agency will then turn over the investigation report to the District Attorney General's office.