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Two teenagers were killed Tuesday in a collision with a jet ski and a boat on an Illinois lake.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and CBS News, the victims are 13-year-old Elle Kim of Long Grove, Illinois, and 16-year-old Sarina Vootkur of Lake Forest, California.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Illinois Conservation Police is ongoing.

Authorities said the oldest girl was driving the Yamaha jet ski on Lake Marie in Antioch while the 13-year-old was a passenger. The duo were traveling north near the channel to Grass Lake.

At the same time, according to the sheriff’s office, a 55-year-old man driving a Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser was “heading west in the same area.”

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The victims were unconscious after the collision, authorities say

Eyewitnesses told authorities that the jet ski was heading toward the boat at “high speed.” The man at the wheel was unable to prevent the accident, causing the boat and jet ski to collide.

“Both occupants of the jet ski, who were wearing life jackets, were knocked unconscious and thrown into the water,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. “There were four occupants in total on the Sea Ray, and they immediately pulled the girls from the water, called 911 and rendered aid.”

The Sea Ray’s operator and a pilot from another boat helped each girl to shore. Officers arrived at the scene shortly after 5 p.m. The girls suffered blunt force trauma, according to WAFB.

The victims were transported to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. No one else was injured in the collision. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office sent its condolences to the families.

“They were young, very young, very inexperienced,” boat driver Randy Chimola told CBS News. “It’s not like on a road where you slow down. I mean, they just keep going and you have no control. It’s scary, really.”

Taylor Ardrey is a news reporter for USA TODAY. Reach her at [email protected].