(Bay City News Service) One of two people injured when a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot  motorboat collided in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday has died, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said this morning.
The victim was identified as 68-year-old Harry Holzhauer, of Tigard, Ore., Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Mark Leahey said.

The crash happened at about 4 p.m. in Raccoon Strait, near  Tiburon. The Coast Guard is still investigating the circumstances of the  crash and who was at fault, Leahey said.

Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said the motorboat was traveling at a high speed when it collided with the MS San Francisco, which was about 10 minutes into its 30-minute trip from Sausalito to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Holzhauer and another man on the motorboat were injured, but no one on the ferry was hurt, according to the Coast Guard.

Leahey did not have an update this morning on the condition of the  second man who was injured.
The five crew members aboard the ferry will be drug tested and  placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as is protocol with  such incidents, Currie said.

Man in Motorboat That Crashed Into Golden Gate Ferry Dies 18 February,2013KQED News Staff and Wires

  • Bay Sailor

    Last I checked, the Sausalito ferry doesn’t go anywhere near Raccoon Straight, which is between Angel Island and Tiburon. Please check your facts!

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