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LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A child and a pregnant woman have been killed in a boat collision on High Rock Lake in Davidson County.

Wildlife officials say a speedboat collided and went over the top of a pontoon boat around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the northern part of the lake near Linwood.

Authorities say there were four people on each boat.

FOX8 News reported that all the victims were family members on the pontoon boat. The child was between 2 and 4 years old. The woman was ejected from the boat and her body was recovered by a search crew later in the afternoon.

Another man suffered critical head injuries. No one on the speedboat was injured.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the collision. They say speed may have been a factor.

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