MANITOWOC, WI (WTAQ) - A former Manitowoc resident was killed in a boating crash in Seattle.
Washington state authorities said 33-year-old Melissa Protz was one of seven people aboard a sailboat late Wednesday night, when it was broadsided by a power boat.
It occurred on Lake Washington in Seattle, about a half-mile from the shore.
Protz graduated from Manitowoc Roncalli High School, and was a 6th and 7th grade biology teacher at a Seattle Catholic school.
Two others on the sailboat suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A 46-year-old man who operated the power boat was booked into jail on a possible charge of vehicular homicide by a watercraft. A bail hearing was expected Friday afternoon.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)