Tugboat Driver Was Texting

Ride the Ducks crash was caused by cell phone use

It’s been months since the now-infamous Ride the Ducks tugboat crash, which killed two Hungarian tourists, but new findings about the July accident surfaced yesterday. It’s been confirmed that tugboat operator Matt Devlin was texting while maneuvering the barge and was on his cell phone 21 times in the two hours leading up to the accident. Reports indicate that Devlin was dealing with a family crisis but did not make his colleagues aware of the situation. [Daily News]