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Cops: Fourth of July Boat Crash Was Murder

41-year-old had been drinking ahead of collision in Alabama: cops
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2019 12:39 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Authorities have arrested a man on charges of murder and boating under the influence following a Fourth of July collision on an Alabama lake that killed two people. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol troopers on Monday announced the arrest of 41-year-old Damien Bruno of Clanton, per the AP. Authorities said two boats collided after dark on that holiday at Lake Jordan, a reservoir north of Montgomery. Killed in the crash were 26-year-old Devin Clay Jackson and 17-year-old Travis Lee House. Authorities say Bruno is being charged with two counts of murder, one count of assault in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree and boating under the influence of alcohol. (A girl died on the same day, on a different Alabama lake.)

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