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Head-on boat collision kills 52-year-old Louisiana man

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 19:19:32-04

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a 52-year-old man died after a head-on collision between his 17-foot boat and another boat the same size.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is investigating the crash that killed Bud Henley of Franklinton and injured his passenger and the driver of the other boat.

A news release Thursday said Henley was thrown out of his boat and was found shortly after the crash July 12 on the Grand River in Iberville Parish.

Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says the news release was delayed by Hurricane Barry.