7-year-old girl killed when boats collide

A 7-year-old girl was killed Sunday when two boats collided in a bayou in Amelia, authorities said.

Jaidyn Montet, 7, of Bayou L'Ourse, was pronounced dead after being taken to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City with severe head trauma, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release today.

The collision occurred about 2 p.m. in Bayou Cheramie, off Lake Palourde in Assumption Parish near its borders with St. Mary and Terrebonne, the department said.

Agents learned Triton bass boat with one person aboard collided with a 20-foot aluminum boat with four people on board, including Montet, in a curve on the bayou. The operator of the aluminum boat was treated for minor injuries.

 


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