Aussie Tourist Pleads No Contest In Vacaville Girl’s Jet Ski Death

HONOLULU (CBS/AP) — An Australian tourist charged with negligent homicide in a Hawaii personal watercraft crash that killed a Bay Area teenager has pleaded no contest.

Tyson Dagley entered the plea on the misdemeanor charge in Circuit Court in Honolulu. A judge set his sentencing for Sept. 5.

Dagley’s lawyer Walter Rodby says Dagley will remain in Hawaii until his sentencing. He had been released after posting $100,000 bail earlier this week.

Investigators say the 20-year-old was standing on his rented personal watercraft before hitting 16-year-old Kristen Fonseca’s watercraft from behind on Aug. 5. They say he wasn’t paying attention to where he was going.

The Vacaville girl died the next day.

Her family recently filed a lawsuit against Dagley and Aloha Jet Ski, which rented the watercrafts involved.

 

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