Family of boy killed by drunken boater sues marina, lake operator

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The family of a 10-year-old boy who was killed by a speedboat on the Chain O’ Lakes has filed suit over his death.

Tony Borcia of Libertyville died after he was hit by a boat while tubing on Petite Lake last summer.

The boat’s driver, David Hatyina of Bartlett pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Authorities say Hatyina also had cocaine in his system when he ran over the boy July 28, 2012.

The lawsuit says Fox Waterway Agency, which operates the lake, and Spring Lake Marina, which that rented the boat and tubing equipment to the Borcia family knew that drunken boating was a problem on the lake but failed to take action or warn the family.

The Borcia family has also sued Hatyina and his girlfriend for damages.


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