Rhode Island man dies after Lake Ozark boat crash

4 years 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, August 27 2014 Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:30:00 AM CDT August 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The owner of a Rhode Island-based powerboat company has died after a high-speed boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.

44-year-old Michael Fiori of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Tuesday evening at University Hospital in Columbia, according to Frank Sciacca, general counsel for Fiore's company, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. Sciacca said in a statement that Fiori died from complications from surgery after the accident.

Police said Fiore was aboard a racing boat that flipped over on Lake of the Ozarks at more than 150 mph Saturday morning. Authorities said wind played a role in the crash.

Sciacca says Fiori was married with three young children, and his family and friends are devastated by his death. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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