Boating accident kills Upper Marlboro man

June 19, 2000

A 30-year-old Upper Marlboro man was killed and his 4-year-old daughter was injured on White's Neck Creek in St. Mary's County Saturday when a boat being driven by a friend slammed into their vessel.

Joseph Husick III was declared dead at St. Mary's Hospital. His daughter Shelby was flown by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was in critical but stable condition last night.

The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. Saturday as Husick's boat, with his daughter and three others aboard, followed a boat driven by Daniel Duringer of LaPlata.

As the two crafts headed up the creek, Duringer attempted a U-turn in order to pull alongside Husick's craft. Duringer indicated that the steering locked up and he couldn't control the boat, said a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.

No one else was seriously injured. No charges have been filed, but authorities say their investigation is continuing.

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