A San Ramon couple was killed in a boat crash on Lake Tahoe early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Tatiana Nikolskaya, 44, and her husband Vadim Raizanov, 45, were found dead at the scene of the crash near Meeks Bay on the western side of the lake, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.
The initial investigation indicates the 19-foot Glastron powerboat crashed into a dock pier piling at a high rate of speed just before 1:40 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's officials said. The force of the impact split the boat's hull in half.
The impact of the crash woke a group of people sleeping on the dock, investigators said.
Authorities are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Autopsies are scheduled to take place later this week, sheriff's officials said.