No charges filed against watercraft operator in fatal accident at Foster
November 11, 2020
No charges will be filed against the operator of a personal watercraft that struck and killed a young boy at Foster Lake last summer, the county District Attorney's Office has decided.
In the July 20 incident, Antonio Cassanova-Gonzalez, 23, of Salem, lost control of the machine, which plowed through a crowd of people in the swimming area at Lewis Creek Park, striking two children.
Zachary Maynard, 6, of Sweet Home, suffered skull fractures and died July 23 in a hospital, while his friend Kennedy Swenson, also 6, was seriously injured, including a broken clavicle, sternum and jaw. Those at...