Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monroe police say a boat veered into an old steel pier on the River Raisin, killing a 28-year-old Brighton man died and injuring 2 of his passengers. Police say the collision sheared off the windshield and threw the man from the boat. Deputies found the man's body about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, nearly three hours after the crash. 1 of the three passengers still aboard stopped the boat. Two passengers received minor injuries and were taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe. Police on Sunday were not releasing the names of any of the victims. Brighton is about 35 miles northwest of Detroit and about 45 miles northwest of Monroe.