SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A Tigard man was killed in a crash between a boat and a ferry in the San Francisco Bay Saturday, police said.
Police, fire and U.S. Coast Guard personnel were called at about 4:30 p.m. to the report of a collision between the Golden Gate ferry and a 22-foot motorboat, according to Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men aboard the motorboat were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, where one of the men, 68-year-old Harry Holzhauer, was pronounced dead.
Coast Guard officials said the other man, who owns the boat, suffered non life-threatening injuries and would likely be released from the hospital soon. Two passengers were not injured.
Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said the boat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the ferry, which was headed from Sausalito to San Francisco with about 500 people aboard.
She said the ferry was briefly taken out of service to be investigated, then put back in service Sunday. All five crew members aboard the vessel were placed on administrative leave.
The cause of the crash was still being investigated, Lt. Boyd said. The cause and manner of Holzhauer's death were also being investigated.