Doctor waives court appearance in fatal Berlin Lake accident

Doctor waives court appearance in fatal Berlin Lake accident

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Valley doctor charged in a fatal boating accident did not appear in court Tuesday for his arraignment.

Dr. Joe Yurich filed a written waiver of appearance for an arraignment scheduled for Tuesday in Mahoning County Court.

Yurich is accused of drinking before he operated his boat that crashed into another boat on Berlin Lake in May. A man from Akron that was in the other boat was killed in the accident.

Yurich is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI.

Bond was set earlier at $25,000.

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