Coast Guard Investigating Ferry Crash

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

UPDATE:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says an Oregon man injured in a high-speed crash on the San Francisco Bay between a ferryboat and a motorboat has died.

Coast Guard Lt. Mark Leahey says that 68-year-old Harry Holzhauer of Tigard, Ore. was operating the pleasure craft when it collided Saturday afternoon with the MS San Francisco, which was headed from Sausalito to San Francisco with about 500 passengers.

A second victim who was transported to a local hospital continues to suffer from serious injuries.

Coast Guard investigators are trying to determine who was at fault.

Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie says the ferry briefly was taken out of service to be investigated, then put back in service Sunday.

She says all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a high-speed crash that took place over the weekend on the San Francisco Bay between a Golden Gate ferry and a 22-foot motorboat.

The Bay Area News Group reports that investigators are trying to determine who was at fault in the crash Saturday afternoon.

Two of the four people from the pleasure craft were taken to a hospital after the collision.

Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie says the motorboat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the ferry, which was headed from Sausalito to San Francisco with about 500 people aboard.

Currie says the ferry briefly was taken out of service to be investigated, then put back in service Sunday.

She says all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave.


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