17-year-old girl killed in Lake Norman boat crash

Keith Owen Cerven
Keith Owen Cerven Iredell County Jail

A 17-year-old girl was killed in a boating accident Saturday at Lake Norman.

The alleged driver of the boat was intoxicated and has been arrested .

Officials say the girl was wake boarding when the boat struck and killed her around 9 p.m., according to WBTV, the Observer’s media partner

The suspect, Keith Owen Cerven, was taken to Iredell County Jail and faces charges of boating while intoxicated. The Mooresville resident was given a $10,000 secured bond.

Officials have not yet released the identity of the victim.

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