DNR officials identify second boat operator in double fatal Lake Murray crash


One person has been identified by the Department of Natural Resources as the operators of a boat that crashed into another boat on Lake Murray on Saturday.

The crash killed two — Danny Phillips, 37, and Shawn Lanier, 28 — who both died after a large 32-foot powerboat ran over their small bass boat just as they were getting ready to head home from fishing on Friday night.

RELATED: See photos of the two men who perished in the crash.

According to DNR’s Lt. Robert McCullogh, the operator of the larger boat was identified as Bruce Dyer.

Phillips owned the wildlife business All Things Wild. Lanier worked at the business.

Dyer provided WIS with this statement:

“This is from Ginger and myself: Since that horrible accident, my wife and our friends and I have been assisting law enforcement. They’ve asked us to let their investigation go ahead without commenting, and our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

DNR continues to investigate. No charges have been filed yet.

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