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Driver of boat in Boston Harbor crash that killed 27-year-old Somerville woman indicted for manslaughter

Boston Herald logo Boston Herald 10/28/2021 Erin Tiernan
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The driver of a Boston pleasure boat that crashed last summer killing a 27-year-old woman has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge and other offenses, according to District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office.

Ryan Denver, 38, was driving his 37-foot speedboat named the “Make it Go Away,” when he hit a day-marker buoy just before 3 a.m. on July 17 — sinking the boat and hurling all eight passengers on board into the harbor.

Seven people were rescued immediately following the crash and taken to hospitals. But dive teams pulled the body of 27-year-old Jeanica Julce of Somerville out of the water at 10 a.m. the next day.

“Jeanica was a vibrant young woman with a beautiful life ahead of her. She deserved better than to lose everything because of another individual’s recklessness. That her life ended in this manner is heartbreaking. My office is here to support her loved ones and the surviving victims of this crash to ensure they receive the support and resources they deserve,” Rollins said.

A Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments against Denver for involuntary manslaughter, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

An arraignment for Denver is scheduled for Nov. 19.

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