TAMPA, FL (December 27, 2020) – At a press conference Monday at 11:00 a.m., Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren and leaders from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will announce criminal charges against the boater who hit and killed 12-year-old Jasina Campbell along the Alafia River earlier this year. Campbell’s grandmother, Donna Campbell, will also take part in the press conference.
Following a thorough, months-long investigation, officers arrested Andrew Joseph Miltner, age 40, on December 7. Prosecutors have reviewed the case in detail and are now filing multiple felony charges to hold Miltner accountable for his actions. The specific charges and details will be announced at Monday’s press conference.
Campbell and another young person were riding on a tube pulled by a boat on May 17 when Miltner’s personal watercraft collided with the tube. Both riders were thrown from the tube, and Campbell did not survive. FWC investigators determined Miltner’s consumption of alcohol and reckless operation of his vessel caused her death.
The filing of charges coincidentally comes just days before the New Year’s holiday, which will create an extended three-day weekend this year. FWC and other law enforcement agencies are in the midst of a statewide effort to remind boaters how dangerous drinking and boating is—and how significant the consequences can be.
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