OREGON – An Oregon man charged with several misdemeanors after a fatal June 2016 boat crash could be facing felony charges in that incident.
Marc Mongan was facing multiple misdemeanor charges in the crash that killed Megan Wells, 32, of Rockford. On Wednesday, a new special prosecutor brought seven felony charges against Mongan, 47. The charges include reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence.
Mongan was driving a boat that struck the one in which Wells was a passenger.
A preliminary hearing will be held on Oct. 18 when a judge will rule if there is probable cause for the felony charges.
The accident happened June 24, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m. on the Rock River. Wells died from blunt trauma to her chest, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s office.
Mongan was initially charged with operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol and reckless operation of a watercraft.
Mongan is also facing civil lawsuits connected to the fatal crash.
If he is found guilty of the felony charges, Mongan could face up to 14 years in prison.