Federal investigators to look into cause of fatal Coast Guard crash in San Diego [Updated]
A team of four investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to San Diego today to investigate what caused a fatal crash between a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat and a recreational boat during a weekend holiday celebration.
The passengers were among tens of thousands of spectators watching the annual Parade of Lights. The recreational boat was apparently anchored when it was hit, said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque.
Six people aboard the recreational boat were taken to two hospitals for medical care.
[Updated at 10:13 a.m.: Of the six injured, three were children, authorities said. Two children suffered minor injures and the third died. The three others who were injured, all adults, were taken to the hospital with reports of major trauma, authorities said.]
-- Ari B. Bloomekatz
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