A gust of wind and a horrific crash killed two world class boat racers from the Lake of the Ozarks at the Key West Super Boat World Championships. Bob Morgan of Sunrise Beach and Jeffrey Tillman of Kaiser were both pronounced dead this afternoon at a Florida hospital.
Tillman and Morgan were racing Big Thunder, a 46-foot Skater, in the offshore event when the boat’s nose began to climb into the air. The boat went airborne and flipped backward at full speed. Its bow struck the water first, causing the top of the boat to slam into the surface of the water.