conservation officers have filed charges as a result of investigation of a
boat crash involving Tony Gibson, 37, of Lake Village, Indiana, it was
Gibson was booked
into the Lake County Jail Friday on multiple charges including: Operating a
motor boat while intoxicated resulting in death (two counts), reckless
homicide (two counts), criminal recklessness (two counts), operating a
motorboat while intoxicated, speeding, and exceeding the nighttime speed
limit of 10 mph.
The crash occurred
on Lake Michigan between July 22 and July 23, 2016, officers said.
operating his 42í Fountain Powerboat, when it collided with the breakwall
near the Arcelor Mittal steel plant in East Chicago.
Richard A. Wade, of
Hammond, and Timothy P. Dunlap, of Lynwood, both passengers on Gibsonís
boat, died as a result of the crash.
The menís bodies
were recovered near the crash site on the morning of July 23, 2016.
officers were assisted by investigators from the Indiana State Police and
the United States Coast Guard.