Greensboro woman charged after fatal two-boat crash on Badin Lake

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STANLY COUNTY, N.C. – A Greensboro woman has been charged with boating while impaired after a crash on Badin Lake that killed a man in another boat.

Denise Marie Sweeney, 62, was driving a pontoon boat that was involved in a crash with a bass boat at about midnight Saturday, according to North Carolina Wildlife Officer Darby Enoch.

Authorities said Ronald Huland Murphy, from New London, N.C., was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving the bass boat.

The two boats collided in the middle of the lake between Printers Lane and Kings Mountain Point, according to Enoch.

Murphy had a passenger inside his boat who sustained minor injuries. Sweeney had eight passengers on board who also sustained minor injuries.

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