The cooler, beer and Gatorade recovered by investigators.

Candlewood: #1 In Lake Boating Accidents

On July 19, 2008, three friends spent nearly three hours at a waterfront bar on Candlewood Lake in western Connecticut before climbing into a 365-horsepower Formula speedboat for a ride home.

Just before 1 a.m., the speedboat driven by Richard Layton Jr. of New Milford collided with an 18-foot Triton bass boat carrying two fishermen, according to state investigators. Layton, 33, and a passenger, Jason Wanat, 29, of West Redding, died in the crash, and another passenger, Kevin Sullivan of Bridgewater, was critically injured. The two fishermen escaped serious injury.

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