Boater charged after 17-year-old killed on Lake Norman

AP News
Posted: Jul 05, 2015 1:47 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman.

Investigators said 49-year-old Keith Cerven was charged with boating while intoxicated and may face more charges after prosecutors review the case.

Authorities sat Cerven was driving a pontoon boat around 9 p.m. Saturday when he ran up behind the teen, striking and killing her. The name of the girl has not been released.

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Cerven was released from the Iredell County jail Sunday. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.