Second person dies from injuries sustained in LeClaire boat crash

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A second person has died from injuries suffered in a boat crash Sunday on the Mississippi River in LeClaire.

On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced that 61 year old Craig Verbeke, of Moline, had died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The DNR said both Verbeke and 52 year old Anita Pinc, who died at the scene, were onboard a 1993 19-foot Bayliner when it crashed into another boat.

The IDNR says the crash between the Bayliner and a 2007 35-foot Triton happened on Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near LeClaire around 7:00 Sunday night.

The Department says another person, 36 year old Brooke Jewell of Bettendorf, was onboard the Triton boat and suffered minor injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. They say others were on board the boat as well.

Investigators are asking anyone with information that may have witnessed the crash or know anything about the crash to contact authorities immediately. Anyone with information should contact DNR Conservation Officer Travis Graves at 563-349-8953 or Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may do so.

The IDNR continues to investigate the crash.

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