Colorado, Connecticut men identified as victims of Stonington boat crash – Hartford Courant

Authorities have released the names of the two men who died Friday night in a boating accident in Stonington.

A spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the two men as Brian Collie, 52, of Littleton, Colo., and David Motherway, 54, of Stonington.

A preliminary investigation determined the men died after the Motherway boat hit a wall. Authorities pronounced both men dead at the scene.

According to a DEEP spokesman, the Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police, the Stonington Police Department, the Stonington Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard found the center console of the Motherway vessel adrift from the shore in Stonington after responding to a report of an accident.

Connecticut Encon Police and the Encon Boat Accident Reconstruction Unit are investigating the accident. DEEP said anyone with information about the crash should call Encon police at 860-424-3333.

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