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Justin Honken, 21, Justin Luhr, 34, Caitlin Breeze, 21, dead and multiple injuries reported in boating accident on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 7:00am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Boat Crash in Lake Coeur d'Alene injures multiple people

The Sheriff's Office says they believe one boat was going south when it hit another boat, which was stationary in the water.

Sheriff's Office: Two people missing after boat crash in Lake Coeur d'Alene

The Sheriff's Office says they believe one boat was going south when it hit another boat, which was stationary in the water.

Friends and family remember Coeur d'Alene boat crash victims

A promising rodeo cowboy, a Gonzaga student and a loving father are presumed to have drowned following a boat crash on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Authorities still have not located their bodies. The families of the victims have asked for their privacy.

3 bodies recovered days after boat crash on Idaho lake

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says in a statement late Wednesday that a dive team pulled the bodies from Lake Coeur d'Alene following the Saturday night crash.

Community rallies around families of three killed in boat crash

Loved ones of the deceased are now rallying around the families. Here is how you can help:

Justin Luhr:

The rodeo community Justin was an active member in has generously put together a Benefit Rodeo in his honor on August 13th. All proceeds from the Rodeo will be donated to Justin’s wife and their two daughters. More information on this event.

For those unable to attend the rodeo or would just like to make a contribution to the family, please donate at the below link.

Caitlin Breeze:

Please make a donation at any Umpqua bank or mail a check and send to 303 Diagonal St. Clarkston, WA 99403: Caitlin’s Fund

Go Fund Me: (keep in mind that they take 7.9% of monies collected).

Loved ones gather to remember Coeur d'Alene boat crash victims

If you still want to help the family with the costs of legal fees and more, they have a fund “Luhr and Honken Memorial” set up at INB where you can donate.

KCSO ends investigation of fatal 2016 boat accident

Until this case can be fully reviewed by the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office, it will remain classified as "Active." Additional information and details will only be released upon the final determination of formal charges to be decided by the Kootenai County Prosecutor/Kootenai County Sheriff's Office news release.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office recommends charges in fatal boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene

The Sheriff's Office has sent their findings to the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office for consideration on a variety of criminal charges. The Sheriff's Office wouldn't elaborate on the exactly which charges they are asking the Prosecutor's Office to consider. 

Family of Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash victim files wrongful death suit

Another family has filed a lawsuit against Dennis Magner, a prominent North Idaho businessman who they believe was driving the boat that crashed into another boat, killing three people on board last August.                              

Advertising executive pleads not guilty in fatal Coeur d’Alene boat crash

Two Spokane men, including advertising executive Dennis Magner, pleaded not guilty Friday in the deaths of three people killed in a boat crash last year on Lake Coeur d’Alene.   

Boat crash victim's family speaks out

 “I know that nothing is going to bring my brother and his friends back, but as adults we have to be held accountable for what we do,” Bradee Axmaker said.   

Trial begins for former Spokane advertising executive involved in boat crash that killed three

According to the court schedule, Magner’s trial is overseen by Idaho 1st District Court Judge Cynthia K.C. Meyer and is scheduled into next week.

People Involved: 
Justin Honken
Justin Luhr
Caitlin Breeze
Dennis Magner
Jonathan Sweat

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