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Man Charged With Fatal Boating Crash

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A 22-year-old man, Patrick Cumbie Jr, was indicted on 1 count of homicide and 4 counts of assault after driving his boat under the influence and severely injuring 5 people.One of the injured persons, Donnie Tatum, 62, was killed.

The  homicide and assault counts are related to vessel charges, as Cumbie was operating a speedboat that hit a neighboring pontoon boat on the lake.

Some of the people who became injured were swimming in the lake at the time of the crash.

At the time, Cumbie was cited for driving his boat under the influence.

If you or someone you love has been injured, or has tragically died in an accident similar to this one, you have a right to receive compensation from the responsible parties.  Please contact your Appleton personal injury attorney at 800-242-2874 to discuss all of your options.