Parents of teen killed in boating accident file suit

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The parents of a teenager who died as a result of a boating accident on July 4 in Alabama have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Travis Lee House, 17, of Marbury, Ala., was killed in the collision, which is being investigated by the Alabama Marine Police. He would have been a senior at Marbury High School this fall. His mother and father, Susan and Wahoo House, filed the suit in Elmore County Circuit Court in Wetumpka, Ala.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the suit alleges that Damion J. Bruno of Clanton, Ala., was at the helm of a 19-foot Maxum runabout that crashed into the boat that Travis House was a passenger on. The suit reportedly states that Bruno was operating in a “dangerous and reckless manner” that was almost certain to cause injury or death. Bruno does not face criminal charges in the case and could not be reached for comment.

Travis House was on a boat on Lake Jordan when the accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. near Weoka Creek. The lawsuit alleges that Bruno was “not competent or qualified to safely operate a boat on the waters of the State of Alabama.”

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