Friday, May 12, 2006

Investigators Say Boaters ( On Ortega River) In Fatal Crash Were Intoxicated

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The operator and a passenger who died in a fatal boating accident Sunday night were intoxicated, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators said Wednesday.

Investigators said the boat hit one dock, ejecting the younger Christy, then continued on, struck another dock and wedged under a boat lift, killing Streat and injuring the elder Christy.

Brett Christy remains in critical condition at Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center.

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