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VIDEO: Two killed in cat crash

The first of three race days at the Key West Super Boat World Championship was marred by the deaths Wednesday of two competitors.

Big Thunder Marine, a 46-foot Skater catamaran with quad 1,200-hp engines, went airborne during the third lap of one of Wednesday's races inside Key West Harbor.

Click play to watch spectator footage of the crash.

Robert M. Morgan of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Jeffrey Tillman of Kaiser, Mo., the throttleman and driver, respectively, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

A memorial service for Morgan and Tillman was scheduled for Thursday morning in the race pits at the Truman Waterfront. Racing will go on as scheduled Friday and Sunday, according to race director John Carbonell.

Comments (4) Comments are closed
4 Monday, 21 November 2011 00:52
steven vilardi
On land I am a motor head but on the water I do not like to disturb the fish. I have not used an engine on my 26' sailboat for at least 15 years.
3 Friday, 11 November 2011 17:53
Paul Birsch
Hey TVH-you are the Boob that clicked on the clearly labeled and described video! How do then turn around a blame Soundings? Here's a clue, next time don't click on the video! PB
2 Friday, 11 November 2011 00:41
Very bad taste Soundings. I would have thought better of a boating publication
1 Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:27
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