Long Island Boat Crash Kills 1, Injures 3

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November 11, 2019 - 9:58 am
Mattituck Inlet, Long Island

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island man has been charged with boating while intoxicated following a deadly crash over the weekend.

A 39-foot powerboat hit a bulkhead near the entrance for James Creek from the Great Peconic Bay at about 10 p.m. Sunday.

Kelley Blanchard, 27, of Riverheard, was killed.

Three others — including the boat's operator, Frank DiStefano, who is now charged in the crash — were seriously injured.