Bruce Buchanan, 51, and Jennifer Renne Martin, 31, killed in boating accident on Lake Havasu, Arizona

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 11:30am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekend boating accident at Lake Havasu leaves 1 dead, 1 missing

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls about 8 p.m. that a boat had flipped and its occupants were tossed into the water, spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

Victim of fatal Lake Havasu boating accident identified as California man; search for missing woman ongoing

Several witnesses saw the boat traveling north in the South Basin of Lake Havasu near Body Beach, where it made a hard left turn, causing the boat operator to lose control.

Woman's body recovered after boat crash on Lake Havasu

Waterway deputies found 31-year-old Jennifer Renne Martin, of Los Angeles, in 43 feet of water within the search area of where the crash occurred. 

Operator in fatal boating accident charged with manslaughter

Mohave County prosecutors filed charges of manslaughter against Brian Simmons, 49, of Hawthorne, California, in reference to the deaths of Los Angeles resident Jennifer Martin and Redondo Beach resident Bruce Buchanan last year. 

People Involved: 
Bruce Buchanan
Jennifer Renne Martin
Brian Simmons

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