Father of 4-year-old killed by houseboat propeller at Temple Lake Park dies

The father of a 4-year-old killed by a houseboat in Temple Lake Park last month has died from his injuries. (Photo courtesy: Kristen Victorin/KWTX)

The father of a 4-year-old girl who was killed when she was run over by a houseboat on the water last month at Temple Lake Park has died.

KWTX reports that 32-year-old Patrick Oliver, who lost both of his legs trying to save his daughter Katlyn, died Thursday morning at a hospital in Temple.

The driver of the houseboat, 44-year-old Jason Bernal of Killeen, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Bernal told authorities “he put his boat into reverse and backed up his boat when someone told him to stop,” according to an affidavit.

He said “from the captain’s position in the boat, he could not see behind him because the boat is three stories tall," KWTX reports.

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