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Man facing recklessness charges after fatal boat collision

October 19, 2017

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A 55-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a fatal boating collision last summer.

Police charged Mark Rudzinski, of Newtown, with failing to keep a proper lookout and first-degree reckless boating.

Authorities say Rudzinski was operating a ski boat on Lake Zoar in July when he struck a pontoon boat. The operator of the pontoon, 52-year-old Randall Pineau, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His wife, Katherine, was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and later released.

A total of six people were on the two vessels.

Rudzinski is scheduled for a court appearance Oct. 31. It’s unclear if he has any representation.

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