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Strong emotions show during arraignment of driver involved in fatal Swan Boat Club crash

Marshella Chidester, 66, was arraigned on eight charges, including second-degree murder, following the deadly crash at Swan Boat Club in Berlin Township where two children were killed and several others injured. The prosecution requested a $1.5 million bond stating substance abuse evidence, while Chidester’s attorney argued for a lower bond due to medical conditions. Family members of the victims spoke during the arraignment expressing grief and loss. A lawsuit has been filed against the driver and the tavern, with a press conference scheduled. The community has come together to support the grieving families, and fundraising efforts have been initiated to help with funeral costs.


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