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Houston investment firm CEO dies in Austin boat crash

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two people have been killed in a boat crash on Lake Austin and one of the victims has been identified as head of a prominent Houston-based investment firm.

Austin police are investigating the collision before dawn Sunday of the boat and a barge. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services spokesman Mike Benavides tells the Austin American Statesman ( ) 50-year-old Maxxam Inc. CEO Shawn Hurwitz was pronounced dead about an hour after the crash.

A woman was the other fatality and three others aboard the craft were hurt. The name of the female victim hasn’t been released yet.

Hurwitz in 2007 replaced his father, Charles Hurwitz, as CEO of Maxxam, a forest products and real estate development company. The firm also is part owner of Houston’s Sam Houston Race Park.


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