A Few Clouds
71°FA Few CloudsFull Forecast

Bartlett woman to receive $410K settlement in Fox Lake boating crash

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 12:39 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014 11:05 p.m. CDT

FOX LAKE – A Bartlett woman will receive $410,000 in damages after being seriously injured in a Fox Lake boating crash.

Dena Renzulli, 36, of Bartlett, was thrown overboard after another boat struck her pontoon boat in May 2012, according to a release from Renzulli's attorney. Renzulli had been out on the water with her husband, four-year-old twin sons and two friends.

The driver of the other boat, Brian Yost of Crystal Lake, had been drinking at a local restaurant prior to the accident, the release said. Yost was found not guilty of operating a watercraft under the influence by a Lake County jury in December 2013, according to court records.

Renzulli received serious injuries to her ribs, pelvis and face as well as a broken leg, the release said. She underwent treatment and rehabilitation for over a year.

The settlement was approved by Judge Margaret Mullen in Lake County Circuit Court.

- Emily K. Coleman

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

How many hours of TV do you watch each day?
Less than an hour
One or two hours
Three or four hours
Five or more hours
None