UPDATED: Man no longer facing charges in fatal Lake of the Ozarks boating crash

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 30 2018 May 30, 2018 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:04:00 PM CDT May 30, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press and Naomi Klinge, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Photo courtesy: Missouri State Highway Patrol

CAMDEN COUNTY — A survivor of a fatal Lake of the Ozarks boat crash is no longer facing criminal charges after Missouri State Highway Patrol determined he was not the driver.

22-year-old Hayden Frazier of Overland Park, Kansas, was originally said to have been driving when a boat crashed on May 18, killing three and severely injuring one other. He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of boating while intoxicated leading to death of another, boating while intoxicated leading to serious injury of another and negligent operation of a vessel.

According to a press release from the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, it will not be filing charges against Frazier after discovering he was not the driver.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol also changed its accident report to say the boat's driver is unknown.

Those killed were 23-year-old Joseph LeMark and 24-year-old Daniel Lewis, both of Overland Park, and 21-year-old Hailey Hochanadel, of Olathe.

Frazier and 21-year-old Ashley Lamb, of Olathe, were injured.

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