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Woman found not guilty in deadly boating crash

Radeena Proffer was found not guilty for manslaughter for the July 2009 crash on Current River. Radeena Proffer was found not guilty for manslaughter for the July 2009 crash on Current River.
The Missouri Water Patrol Reconstruction team worked to find out what happened. The Missouri Water Patrol Reconstruction team worked to find out what happened.
The crash happened on Current River in Ripley County. The crash happened on Current River in Ripley County.
A cooler and gas tank from a boat involved in the crash. A cooler and gas tank from a boat involved in the crash.
VAN BUREN, MO (KFVS) -

A jury found a woman facing charges in a deadly boating accident not guilty.

Radeena Proffer was on trial for manslaughter for the July 2009 crash on Current River in Ripley County.

Proffer's boat collided with another boat.

The crash killed two people and injured three others. Jerry Mote, 11, and Josh Burson, 25, both of Poplar Bluff, died when the boats collided.

Prosecutors said Proffer had a high blood alcohol level and was operating the boat at a very high speed.

In 2009, Water Patrol investigators said then 27-year-old Radeena Proffer was driving a boat carrying Jerry Mote when she crashed into the boat Josh Burson was in, leaving a big gash in its side.

Mote and Burson both died after they were thrown into the river.

The trial was heard in Van Buren on a change of venue.

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