St. Joseph Man Charged in Fatal Boat Accident
A St. Joseph man faces two felony charges after a fatal boating accident during the Memorial Day weekend.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports 41-year-old Cletus Barsch was charged Thursday with boating while intoxicated, resulting in death. He also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Barsch was driving a boat that struck another boat at the Lake of the Ozarks on May 26. A passenger in the second boat, 20-year-old Alec Potthoff, of Van Meter, Iowa, suffered a serious head injury. He died last month at a care facility in Des Moines, Iowa.
Barsch's 14-year-old daughter and two other passengers on the second boat suffered minor injuries.