- Associated Press - Thursday, November 19, 2020

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - Criminal charges against a South Carolina man have been raised to homicide in a fatal August boat collision.

WIS-TV reports 26-year-old Dylan Yancey Steele of Lexington is now charged with homicide and reckless homicide in the Aug. 1 deaths of two men on the Broad River.

Steele was originally charged with two counts of felony boating under the influence causing death or injury and operating a vessel with no running lights after sundown.

Newberry County officials have said three boats were traveling together on the Broad River after sundown, and as they began returning to Heller’s Creek Landing, the boat driven by Steele collided with another boat.

Killed were 27-year-old Jamie Lindler of Chapin and 28-year-old Andrew Bunnell of Irmo.

Steele was arrested and later released on bail.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says it continues to investigate.

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