Leawood lawyer killed in Florida water scooter crash - KCTV5

Leawood lawyer killed in Florida water scooter crash

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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) -

A lawyer from Leawood is dead after the water scooter he was operating collided with a motorboat in southwest Florida.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Charlotte County.

Charlotte County Fire and EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that 54-year-old Lee Hollis died Monday. Doctors amputated one of his legs on Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say all four occupants of the boat were ejected during the crash. A 38-year-old woman suffered a traumatic chest injury and was airlifted to a Fort Myers hospital. The 43-year-old man who was operating the boat, a 40-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy suffered minor injuries.

People on a nearby sailboat helped rescue the injured.

Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse says the cause of the crash is under investigation.

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