Monday, July 19, 2021 12:27 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 17-year-old received five years probation after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of teenage girl in a November boating crash. Gavin Johnston pleaded guilty to second-degree vessel homicide in adult court on Monday for the Nov. 1 crash that killed 16-year-old Rachel Herring, Johnston, Herring and other teens had been at a Halloween party when they left and took the boat out on the Intercoastal Waterway. Johnston was speeding in a no-wake zone when he hit a channel marker and seven teens were thrown into the water. Herring drowned, but the others were rescued.