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1 Dead After Golden Gate Ferry Collides With Motorboat

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Scene of boating accident in Raccoon Strait near Tiburon (Photo via Twitter/LizzyAcker

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SAUSALITO (CBS SF) – One of two people injured when a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat collided in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday has died, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said Monday morning.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Harry Holzhauer, of Tigard, Ore., Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Mark Leahey said.

The crash happened at about 4 p.m. in Raccoon Strait, near Tiburon. The Coast Guard is still investigating the circumstances of the crash, and trying to determine who was at fault, Leahey said.

Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said the motorboat was traveling at a high speed when it collided with the MS San Francisco, which was about 10 minutes into its 30-minute trip from Sausalito to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Holzhauer and another man on the motorboat were injured, but no one on the ferry was hurt, according to the Coast Guard.

Leahey did not have an update Monday morning on the condition of the second man who was injured.

The five crew members aboard the ferry will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as is protocol with such incidents, Currie said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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