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Boating Accident on Intracoastal Waterway Kills Two People, Injures Two Others

May 31, 2017 Florida Boat Accident Law

On Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. a 31-foot catamaran operated by Max Irvine, 36, collided into a 22-foot Twin Vee Center console boat operated by Andre Neves, 37. The two boat operators were friends and had agreed to meet at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale. According to witnesses, the catamaran was following the Twin Vee at a speed of 40 to 50 mph and it came up behind the Twin Vee, cut from right to left and took out the Twin Vee.  It appears that the Twin Vee was idling as it was approaching the sports bar.  Per rescue crews, the catamaran straddled the Twin Vee.

Neves, the operator of the Twin Vee and Juliana Da Costa Maria, 29, were killed as a result of the crash. Neves died Monday after doctors removed him from life support. Two other passengers of the Twin Vee sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Neves was survived by his wife, Marcia and their son, Logan. A Gofundme page has been set up to raise money for Neves’ medical expenses.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of Neves and Da Costa Maria.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continues to investigate the accident.