Boat operator found guilty in deadly Lake George crash

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Alex West

A jury has found a boat operator guilty in a fatal Lake George crash that killed an 8-year-old girl last year.

Alex West was found guilty of multiple charges, including second-degree manslaughter, assault, criminally negligent homicide, and multiple drug-related charges.

He was initially charged with:
Count 1: manslaughter 2nd degree
Count 2: assault 2nd degree
Count 3: vehicular manslaughter 2nd degree
Count 4:  vehicular assault 1st degree
Count 5: vehicular assault 2nd degree
Count 6: criminally negligent Homicide
Count 7: leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
Count 8: leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
Count 9: boating while ability impaired by drugs- cocaine
Count 10: boating while ability impaired by drugs – hash oil
Count 11: reckless operation of a vessel
Count 12: criminal possession of a controlled substance

West was accused of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash after leaving a Log Bay Day celebration.

He was jailed without bail. He faces seven to 22 years in state prison.

The crash ended in the death of Charlotte McCue.

The jury began deliberations on Friday. The trial began on Wednesday, April 19.

WTEN-TV in Albany is covering the verdict.

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