TAMPA, Florida – One person died and another person was seriously injured Saturday in a boat crash near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Man killed in boat crash near Sunshine Skyway Bridge
  • Woman injured in crash, listed in serious condition
  • Boat collided with a range marker piling

The crash happened in the Tampa Bay shipping channel at about 4 a.m.

Michael Anderson, 53, and Cheryl Lorio, 50, were on board the boat when it collided with a range marker piling.

Both people were taken to Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg for treatment. Anderson died from his injuries, according to FWC. Lorio, at last check, is listed in serious condition.

Authorities are working to have the boat removed from the piling.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.