ST. JAMES PARISH - A 49-year-old Slidell man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a boat that detached from a pickup and trailer on La. 18 near Pecan Street Monday at 1 p.m.
According to State Police, 20-year-old Jeremiah Allee of St. Amant was traveling north in a Chevy Silverado and was towing a boat behind while 49-year-old David Burvant of Slidell was traveling in the opposite direction.
As the two vehicles approached, the boat detached, crossed the center line and struck Burvant's vehicle on the passenger side. Despite wearing a seatbelt, Burvant sustained critical injuries and was rushed to St. Elizabeth's hospital in Gonzales where he was pronounced dead.
Police said impairment is not suspected, but tests were run on both Burvant and Allee.