Twist in Lanier Crash: Victims Sold Boat to Suspect

Prince Sr., principal owner of The Grass Shack, says the business sold the boat to the suspect in the deadly collision.

The boat that was involved in this week's fatal collision on Lake Lanier was purchased from the business owned by the victims' family, according to a media report.

Michael Prince Sr., principal owner of The Grass Shack near Lake Lanier, told 11alive.com that he sold Paul J. Bennett the boat involved in Monday night's crash that took the life of Jake Prince, 9. Michael Prince said Bennett was a regular customer, according to the report.

Griffin Prince, 13, Jake's brother, still is missing from the crash. Divers resumed their search Wednesday.

Bennett, a Cumming resident who owns a hair salon in Johns Creek, faces boating under the influence charges from the crash. Other charges are possible, authorities said.

Prince Sr. said the family is accepting donations through Wells Fargo. Gifts to the Jake and Griffin Memorial Fund can be made at any Wells Fargo branch. The account number is 7581668121.

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