A 57-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to house arrest for a boat crash that left five people injured and killed two others on July 26, 2015. Timothy Jay Wilson was cruising from one bar to the next in the Baltimore area, according to court records.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said Wilson was sentenced to 12 years in prison, with all but 18 months of home confinement suspended. He was convicted on one count of causing life-threatening injuries and two counts of negligent manslaughter in a boat while under the influence.
Seven people were invited aboard the boat for a birthday celebration, officials said. The people boarded the boat in Dundalk with plans to ride to Fells Point for drinks. The boat never made it to the planned destination, but instead crashed into a concrete protective pillar at the Key Bridge and then Fort Carroll.
Kimberly Ervin, 45, and Windy Lawson, 37, both of Baltimore, were not wearing life jackets when they were ejected into the water. Their bodies were recovered later that day.