Texas man charged in boating accident that killed 4-year-old

by Sophie Craig June 27, 2017, 3:22
Texas man charged in boating accident that killed 4-year-old

She said that doctors at Scott and White Medical Center-Temple are hopeful that they can save enough of his legs so that he can be fitted with prosthetic limbs.

Police say a 43-year-old Killeen man is being held at the Bell County jail but online jail records don't indicate a charge against him.

Kaitlyn Oliver, of Temple, was swimming behind the boat on Temple Lake Friday. Her father, Patrick, tried to save Kaitlyn, but his legs were severed in the process, police said Friday.

Jason Stuart Bernal, driver of the house boat. Katlyn died from her injuries at the hospital at 7:45 p.m.

Bernal's bond is set at $150,000. Her entire body was injured by multiple lacerations caused by the houseboat's propeller.

Temple police said her father jumped in to save her, but became tangled up in the propeller as well. The same witness also said she attempted to help the man and child during the incident.

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A copy of a video showed that people were in waist-deep water behind the boat.

Temple Police are still investigating the case.

Crews from Morgan's Point Resort Dive Team and Police Department, Temple Fire Department, the Core of Engineer, and Texas Parks and Wildlife assisted.

Bernal was charged Sunday with criminal negligent homicide.

"On behalf of our grieving family, we humbly ask for donations that will be used for Kaitlyn's funeral expenses, as well as for Patrick's recovery". The campaign page says that Patrick Oliver does not now have medical insurance as he recently changed jobs and does not yet have benefits.


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