3 Die in Alabama Boating Accident

A holiday weekend ended tragically for three people.

Authorities say a couple from Daphne, Alabama and a relative died Friday night when their boat collided head on with another vessel in Choctawhatchee bay near Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Officials say the early morning accident happened when an 18-foot Bayliner collided with a 21-foot sea hunter.

Each boat had four people on board.

William Brenner of Daphne was operating the larger boat.

He survived but his parents and aunt did not.

The occupants of the other boat were treated for minor injuries.

An investigation continues into the cause of the accident.

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