Sheriff's Office will wait to release autopsy results in Oneida Lake boating accident

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (WKTV) - Autopsy results are in for the men killed in a boating accident on Oneida Lake last Thursday night, but the Oneida County Sheriff's Office is waiting until next week to release new information.

Lieutenant James McCarthy says once the family is notified, the results will be made public.

It was more than a week ago that the boat crashed into Buoy 113 on Oneida Lake.

The victims were 66-year-old Anthony Aceto, and two sons, 41-year-old Stephen Aceto of Tampa, Fla., and 33-year-old Timothy Aceto, were killed. A third son, 39-year-old Anthony Aceto, cracked his shoulder and ribs but survived. The men were on the lake partly to celebrate Stephen Aceto's upcoming engagement to his girlfriend.

The sheriff's office says the men were not wearing life jackets at the time of the crash. Family members told the Associated Press that fireworks caused a distraction to the boaters, causing the accident.

A salvage crew recovered the 20-foot open-bow powerboat last Saturday and pulled the wreckage to shore.

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