Michael Healey, chief public affairs officer at the Department of Environmental Management, says he "misjudged" when the agency's probe into the Aug. 11 collision of a powerboat and sailboat on Narragansett Bay would become available.
The Newport Daily News reports Healey issued a statement a day after the crash that killed 60-year-old Sandra Tartaglino, promising a preliminary report by later that week.
Tartaglino died after a powerboat collided with a two-person catamaran she occupied while competing in the New England 100 regatta.
The agency says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Healey says the probe is still "very early going" and it may take weeks before investigators are finished.
Information from: The Newport Daily News.
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