Police seek information in Lake George boat hit-and-run

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are looking for information in a fatal boating hit-and-run on Lake George Monday night.

Officials say one boat went over another boat, colliding into and on top of it. No one was thrown into the water.

There were approximately seven people on the victim’s boat during the accident, all family members.

Charlotte McCue
Charlotte McCue

The crash instantly killed 8-year-old Charlotte McCue. Charlotte’s mother was taken to the hospital.

The person driving the boat that hit the victim’s boat has been identified as Alexander West, of Lake George. Police say West is cooperating and has agreed to give a blood test. West has not been charged.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says West was at Log Bay with four of his friends on Monday. They are asking the public to send them any videos or photos they may have taken of West.

Alexander West

Sheriff Bud York believes West knew he hit a boat, left, and ditched the boat near Tea Island. Police say West and people in his boat got into a vehicle from there.

Sheriff York is troubled while trying to determine why West struck the boat near Cramers Point and left the scene.

York says a witness called 911 and McCues’ family.

Officials want to make sure they get everything right in this investigation.

Police recommend you not drive boats at night. Lights are required. They are investigating if these boats had any lights at all.

York would not say how fast West was going and are trying to determine whether alcohol was a factor.

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