Sep 3, 2009 10:56 AM by sleonard

Boater Indicted in Fatal Crash

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A Pointe Coupee Parish grand jury has returning a three-count indictment against the operator of one of the ski boats in a False River crash that killed three Baton Rouge men.

On Wednesday, the grand jurors charged 53-year-old Jerry Jordan of Lafayette with three counts of vehicular homicide. Jordan previously had been booked with reckless operation of a watercraft and first-offense driving while intoxicated in the May 16 crash. Killed in that crash were 22-year-old Sterling Forbes, 20-year-old Christopher W. Austin and 21-year-old Brian Doherty, occupants of the other boat.

A fourth occupant of the Baton Rouge men's boat, 21-year-old Brian Lummen, survived the crash, along with three passengers in Jordan's boat.

 --- Information from: The Advocate, (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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