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Police: Boat crash death on Saratoga County is a criminal investigation | Crime and Courts

MALTA — The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that a Ballston Spa man’s death on Sunday in a boat crash on Saratoga Lake is being treated as a criminal investigation.

Ian Gerber, 20, was found dead after police responded to the crash at about 7 p.m.

Police said they are waiting for toxicology results, forensic reports and other information. Investigators are confident that all vessels and people involved in the crash have been identified and interviewed, according to a news release.

The Sheriff’s Office said “to protect the integrity of the investigation,” it will not give further updates until the investigation is completed.

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Malta Ridge Fire, New York State Park Police and Malta-Stillwater EMS.

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