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FLORIDA – Former astronaut Alan “Dex” Poindexter died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a jet ski accident.
Poindexter, 50, a space shuttle commander who flew twice into space, died Sunday after being involved in a jet ski accident near Little Sabine Bay off of Pensacola Beach. He was with his two sons when the accident occurred.
Poindexter and his 21-year-old son were riding on one jet ski while his older son was on a separate one. According to local ABC affiliate WEAR, Poindexter had been sitting still in the water when his older son’s jet ski crashed into him.
Immediately following the incident, Poindexter was transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, where he later died of his injuries.
NASA issued a statement on Facebook after Poindexter’s death Sunday evening.
“The NASA family was sad to learn of the passing of our former friend, and colleague Alan Poindexter who was killed today during a jet ski accident in Florida,” read the statement. “Our thought and hearts are with his family.”
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MONTANA – A Montana child was run over by a Motorhome on Father’s Day.
Police report a 52-year old father ran over his 5-year son with a motorhome just after 2 p.m. on Father’s Day, on 6100 block of Marysville Road. The boy suffered severe trauma to his body from the accident.
According to Montana Trooper Jeremy Rice, the father was moving the motorhome to a back lot in order to park it when he went over what felt like a bump. The man got out to see what happened, only to find he had run over his son.
The child was in severe condition after the accident and was airlifted from the Sieben Flats to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls roughly an hour after the incident occurred.
Rice said the child was listed in stable condition as of Sunday evening.
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