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Boat operator identified in deadly Coralville lake accident

NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) -- The operator of a boat that fatally struck a 12-year-old Fairfield girl on Sunday, May 30th has been identified as James Zahorik of Cedar Rapids.

Sarah Nicole (Nikki) Perkins, of Fairfield, had fallen off a tube being towed by a boat operated by Janyce Gray, 51, of Cedar Rapids at approximately 7 p.m. DNR officials say Perkins had been camping and boating with friends over the Memorial Day holiday. The incident happened just north of Mehaffey Bridge.

No charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation by the DNR, assisted by Johnson County Sheriff's office.

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