4 Hurt After Boat Crashes During Maryland Fireworks Show

Four people were injured after a boat crashed during a fireworks display on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Natural Resources Police say. 

The crash happened Saturday night in Anne Arundel County off North Beach. Police say a 20-foot Bayliner boat struck a 27-foot Wellcraft boat that was anchored along the Anne Arundel and Calvert County line. 

Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the passengers on the anchored vessel were watching fireworks. She says two passengers on the boat that hit the other had tested negative for alcohol and drugs. Two of the four people who suffered minor injuries are children. 

Police say July was 2017's most dangerous month for boating in Maryland. They urged boaters watching fireworks to use anchor lights and wear life jackets.

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