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Coast Guard: No excuse for San Diego crash

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A Coast Guard investigating officer, after hearing evidence against three of the Coast Guard members charged in a 2009 fatal crash on San Diego Bay, has found that the collision "was without legal justification or excuse."

Cmdr. J.R. Hamilton found that the Coast Guard members should have known that "driving a small craft with a known blind spot at a high rate of speed in a crowded harbor would present a substantial danger."

In a collision between the 33-foot Coast Guard cutter and a 24-foot Sea Ray civilian boat, six members of three families were injured, and Anthony DeWeese, 8, from the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood of San Diego, was killed.

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