Woman killed when jet ski crashes into dock on Smith Lake

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CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating how a jet ski crashed into a dock on a north Alabama lake, killing a woman on the watercraft.

Alabama Marine Police say the wreck happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Sulphur Springs Slough portion of Smith Lake in Cullman County.

Authorities say the 24-year-old woman died at the scene. The Cullman County coroner later identified her as Albina Sharifullina.

WBRC-TV reports a 40-year-old man was also injured. He was flown to Huntsville Hospital with critical injuries. Marine police say he is expected to survive his injuries.

Police, who declined to say who was driving the jet ski, say the cause of the crash remained under investigation.


  • nuclear mike

    For all of us who have spent many days of our lives on the rivers, lakes, seas and oceans we understand a simple mistake of navigation in close quarters can be fatal, especially at night on a dark lake with unlighted boat docks & piers…speeding on a PWC with no headlight no sonar no radar and perhaps the operator is impaired in some manner. Sad to lose your life having “fun”…wake up People to the dangers you create for yourself in any vehicle by reducing your margins of safety in such a manner as this at night.

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