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Young girl dies from injuries suffered in boat accident

4 months 5 days 23 hours ago September 12, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 Monday, September 12 2016 September 12, 2016 7:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MORGAN CITY - A 7-year-old girl has died from severe head trauma suffered in a two-boat collision in Bayou Cheramie.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday that Jaidyn Montet, of Bayou L'Ourse, was pronounced dead at a Morgan City hospital after a bass boat collided Sunday with the 20-foot aluminum boat carrying her and three other people.

The driver of the aluminum boat was treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities say both vessels were negotiating a curve on the bayou ahead of the 2 p.m. crash in Assumption Parish, near the St. Mary Parish line.

Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating the incident but do not suspect alcohol played a role in the accident.

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