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(BRANSON, MO.) — A local prosecutor on Friday filed a total of 63 felony criminal charges against three employees over a July 2018 tourist boat accident on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people.
The charges were filed in Stone County against the captain, the general manager and the manager on duty the day of the accident for the Ride the Ducks attraction on Table Rock Lake near the tourist mecca of Branson.
The charges were announced by County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
The charges against captain Kenneth Scott McKee, of Verona, general manager Curtis Lanham, of Galena, and manager on duty Charles Baltzell, of Kirbyville, came seven months after a federal judge dismissed charges filed by federal prosecutors.
The dead included nine members of one family from Indianapolis. Other victims were from Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.