Rhode Island man dies after Lake Ozark boat crash
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.