Hit & Run Boating Accident Leaves TTU Graduate Dead - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/27/03

Hit & Run Boating Accident Leaves TTU Graduate Dead

A Texas Tech graduate is presumed dead Tuesday after a boating accident near Austin early Monday morning.

Laura Putnam, her fiancee, Justin Lee Moore, and his cousin Jerry Neil Cypert were involved in a hit and run boating accident at Lake LBJ, near Horseshoe Bay. All three are from Lubbock. Putnam was thrown from the boat and searchers have yet to find her body. Moore and Cypert were treated for minor injuries.

Bill Lane with the Horseshoe Bay Police Department says the boat was properly lit. Police are now searching area marinas for the boat that hit Putnam's boat. It's described as a white speed boat with a red or dark colored stripe.

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