Charges recommended in fatal Lake CDA boat crash

Lake CDA damaged boat (photo by Chris Kirk)

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they have completed their investigation into a fatal boat crash that killed three people on Lake Coeur d'Alene last summer. 

The Sheriff's Office says their investigation found that on the night of July 30, 2016, a boat operated by Dennis Magner of Spokane was southbound with it struck another stationary boat. All three occupants of the stationary boat, Caitlin Breeze, Justin Honken and Justin Luhr, were all killed in the crash. 

During their investigation, the Sheriff's Office says four of the people on Magner's boat, including Magner, provided false information about who was actually driving the boat. After it was announced that three people were missing and presumed drowned in the crash, three people from Magner's boat recanted their original statements and said Magner was driving the boat at the time of the crash. 

The Sheriff's Office has sent their findings to the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office for consideration on a variety of criminal charges. The Sheriff's Office wouldn't elaborate on exactly which charges they are asking the Prosecutor's Office to consider. 

It is unknown when the Prosecutor's Office will announce their decision on possible charges. 

(story:; photo: Chris Kirk)

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