December 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Millionaire Charged After Speedboat Collision Killed Six

Associated Press
 

A millionaire developer was charged Friday with drunken-driving manslaughter for an accident in which his speedboat plowed into a smaller cabin cruiser, killing all six people aboard.

Stanley Cameron, who suffered head injuries in the Nov. 24 crash, was placed under guard at a rehabilitation center when a total of 22 criminal charges were filed against him. Prosecutors said he could get nearly 70 years in prison if convicted.

Cameron’s lawyer, Roy Black, said he hasn’t been able to discuss the nighttime collision on the Intracoastal Waterway with his client.

“He’s currently unable to understand what happened in the accident and incapable of discussing it with us,” said Black, whose previous clients include Marv Albert and William Kennedy Smith.

Broward County sheriff’s investigators said the 56-year-old Cameron was drunk and speeding down the Intracoastal Waterway when his 45-foot cigarette boat slammed into the slower, 31-foot cruiser. Cameron’s blood-alcohol level was not disclosed.

The accident scattered bodies and wreckage for hundreds of yards, killing all aboard the cabin cruiser, including four people in town for a convention.

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