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Man runs over 4-year-old girl with boat killing her with spinning propeller and chopping off feet of her father

By Mason White 3:14 PM June 27, 2017
Jason Stuart Bernal
Jason Stuart Bernal
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A young girl has died and her father lost both of his legs after a man ran over to child with his boat, according to police in Texas.

The Temple Police Department said that they have arrested 44-year-old Jason Stuart Bernal, after being accused of causing the death of the 4-year-old girl.

Bernal has been charged with criminal negligent homicide. He was booked into the Bell County Jail, and his bail has been set at $150,000.

According to the police investigation, on Friday, at around 6:30 p.m., Kaitlyn Oliver was swimming in the Temple Lake Park, when Bernal approached with his boat.

Witnesses at the scene yelled at Bernal to stop, but he ignored them. Bernal ran over the girl, and the boat’s propeller killed her.

The girl’s father, 37-year-old Patrick Oliver, jumped into the water to save his daughter, but the propeller hit his feet, causing both of them to be amputated.

The girl and her father were rushed to the Scott and White Medical Center. Kaitlyn was pronounced dead, while Patrick remains in critical condition.

Kaitlyn died of trauma and drowning, according to an autopsy.