In 2017 an Indian River County man was piloting a boat when it struck a channel marker, killing one person. Now, officials have arrested the man in connection with the death.
TCPalm.com reports that 23-year-old Jayson Clark is facing boating under the influence manslaughter and vessel homicide charges in connection with the tragedy. Officials assert that Clark crashed the 17-foot boat, which had six people aboard at the time. All of the victims were aged 19 to 24.
Florida Fish and Wildlife authorities concluded that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Clark’s two charges are second-degree felonies carrying a maximum of a 15-year sentence apiece.
While Clark faces criminal charges he is also facing a civil suit. Rivero’s family is suing Clark for the death of 19-year-old Chance Rivero.
Rivero’s family is also suing two service stations that allegedly sold alcohol to some of the miners who were involved in the incident.
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