UPDATED: Auburn Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Boat Collision
SMARTSVILLE (CBS13) – An Auburn man has been arrested on two counts of manslaughter in connection with the death of two boaters on Englebright Lake Saturday night.
Jeffrey Sandow, 53, was reportedly driving a powerboat that struck another boat on the lake at around 6:30 p.m., killing two men and injuring another in the other boat. One man in Sandow’s boat was also injured. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Crews pulled out the boat from the water that was carrying the two people that were killed, but the other one is still submerged. Crews will have to put airbags underneath it to flip it over before they can pull it from the lake.
Sandow is believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident, say deputies.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has not released the identity of the victims.