Father of Child Killed in Texas Boating Accident Dies
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after losing his legs last month while trying to save his fatally injured 4-year-old daughter when a houseboat ran over her on a Central Texas lake.
Temple police say Patrick Oliver died Thursday at a hospital. Police have said that after a houseboat backed over Kaitlyn Oliver on June 23 at Lake Belton, Patrick Oliver became entangled in the propeller as well while trying to save her.
An autopsy says Kaitlyn Oliver died from drowning and propeller wounds. Patrick Oliver’s body has also been sent for an autopsy.
The driver of the houseboat, Jason Bernal of Killeen, was charged with criminally negligent homicide after Kaitlyn’s death. Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said following Patrick’s Oliver’s death that they are reviewing the case.
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