Suit Seeks $2 Million In Boating Death

April 28, 1992|By Staff report

The parents of a woman killed in a 1989 collision between two boats in Sellman Creek have filed a $2 million wrongful death suit against the crafts' operators.

Morris and Astrid Wexler of Cockeysville claim the operators of the boats that collided on Aug. 9, 1989 were negligent in failing to maintain a lookout and failing to obey the "rules of the road," according to the suit, filed yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.

The Wexler's 18-year-old daughter, Rachel Lee Walker, a counselorat Camp Letts in Mayo, was killed and nine others were injured when two small boats collided in the creek.

According to the suit, Walker was a passenger in a ski boat operated by Stephen E. Vincent Jr. of Germantown, a ski instructor employed by Camp Letts. A boat operated by Daniel P. Young of Edgewater struck the ski boat, leading to thegirl's death, the suit said.

The parents, who say they have suffered severe mental anguish and emotional pain since their daughter's death, are seeking a total of $2.13 million in the six-count suit, which names Vincent and Young as defendants.

Young declined to comment. Attempts to contact Vincent yesterday were unsuccessful.

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