2 of 3 convictions dismissed in fatal boat crash

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Court of Appeals has dismissed two felony convictions against a Bloomington man who received a two-year sentence for leaving a boat crash that killed a woman and her grandson.

The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1k5vC3G ) Tuesday's ruling let stand Winston Wood's conviction on one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Fifty-one-year-old Susan Collier of Bedford and 8-year-old Gage Pruitt of Williams were killed in June 2010 when a ski-boat Wood was operating collided head-on with their fishing boat on Lake Monroe.

Judge James Kirsch wrote in dissent that the then-19-year-old Wood acted "reasonably" when he drove away because he believed his boat was taking on water.

Wood's lawyer, Katharine Liell, says the dissent will be the basis of her appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court.

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