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UPDATE: NJ Resident Indicted for Manslaughter in Fatal Boating Incident

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Tuesday, March 19, Jeffrey M. Jastrzembski, 54, from Atlantic City, was indicted for first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter by an Atlantic County Grand Jury in connection with a fatal boating crash on August 12, 2023.

AdOfficials stated that the boating crash occurred on the Intercoastal Waterway in Atlantic City, in the area of the Albany Avenue Bridge, at approximately 5:14 p.m.

It is alleged that Jastrzembski accelerated the boat he was operating forward at a high rate of speed in the direction of the docks and made an aggressive turn port-side, officials said.

According to officials, this caused the boat’s propeller to strike and kill Norma Michaels, 70, also from Atlantic City.

Follow-up investigation determined that Jastrzembski had a BAC between 0.19% and 0.23% at the time of the crash, officials say.