Man accused of killing teen in reckless boating accident

DOGWOOD CITY, TEXAS (NBC) - A Tyler man is arrested in connection to an alleged boating accident that killed a 14-year-old boy at Lake Palestine.

Thirty-one-year-old Jeffery Joe Hampton and Carlos Hernandez

Thirty-one-year-old Jeffery Joe Hampton was arrested on Monday morning by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Hampton is charged with manslaughter and is in the Smith County Jail on a $750,000.

The accident happened on Sunday night at a dock near Lakeway Harbor Drive in Dogwood City.

Officials say Roberto Carlos Bermejo Hernandez was in this area when Hampton allegedly struck him and sped off in a boat.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.