SPOKANE, Wash. — A former Spokane advertising executive has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a boat crash on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, that killed three people last year.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2etswI9 ) that Dennis Magner entered his pleas Friday to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy.

The crash on July 30, 2016 killed 34-year-old Justin Luhr and two 21-year-old passengers, Justin Honken and Caitlin Breeze.

The three victims were struck as they sat in Luhr’s anchored boat. It took several days for divers to recover their bodies.

In addition to Magner, the grand jury charged Jonathan Sweat of Spokane with criminal conspiracy based on false statements he made to investigators.

Sweat was a passenger on Magner’s boat at the time of the crash.

The crash occurred when Magner’s Mastercraft struck and went airborne over the top of Luhr’s boat. The collision ripped the top off the cabin.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com