Prosecutors drop charges in boat crash after suspect dies in Roseburg
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who was arrested after a boat crash has died, putting an end to the criminal case.
The Daily Astorian reports 75-year-old Marlin Larsen died two months ago at a Roseburg hospital. The News-Review published his obituary Feb. 22.
He had been charged with assault and reckless endangerment after last summer's crash during the Buoy 10 fishing season.
Authorities say he had been piloting a fishing boat that rammed another vessel on the Columbia River. The three people aboard the other boat jumped into the river just before impact.
He owned the Harborview Resort in Hammond and also had property in Roseburg.
Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com