David created the topic: Alex West sentenced to prison for deadly Lake George boat crash
A Lake George man will spend between 5 and 15 years in state prison, following a boat crash last summer that left an 8-year-old girl dead. Alex West, age 24, was sentenced yesterday in a court in Warren County.
A dead child, a shattered family
Last July, Courtney McCue was sitting on a summer evening with her daughter Charlotte in her lap. They were on a boat out on Lake George. In testimony Monday, the mother said the lake was her family’s favorite place, a refuge.
Out of the darkness came Alex West’s boat. He rammed them and the propeller from the 24-year-old’s engine killed the 8-year-old girl instantly. "I will live with my broken heart forever because of the loss of my dear baby Charlotte," she said.