Special prosecutor appointed in deadly Lake George boating crash investigation

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A special prosecutor has been appointed in part of the investigation into a fatal boating crash on Lake George.

However, the Warren County prosecutor would not confirm which part of the investigation.

Alexander West is accused of driving a boat that killed 8-year-old Charlotte McCue then leaving the scene.

The special prosecutor assigned is Elena Tastensen, a private attorney in Saratoga Springs.

Warren County Prosecutor Kate Hogan says she knows West’s parents and brought in the special prosecutor to curb any conflict of interest.

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