The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a boat crash in St. Mary Parish that claimed the life of a 7-year-old girl. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says at around 2 p.m. yesterday a bass boat with one passenger, collided with an aluminum vessel carrying four people in Bayou Cheramie. He says the collision caused Jaidyn Montet to hit her head.

“She suffered from severe head trauma from the collision with the bass boat.”

Einck says Motet was pronounced dead at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. He says LDWF officials are going to recreate the crash to determine if anyone was at fault.

“We do not suspect that alcohol played any role in this collision but it did happen in a corner, so we’re going to investigate to see if speed played a role in this or is somebody turned the wrong way."

The driver of the aluminum boat was also treated for minor injuries. Einck says this is devastating.

“It’s just unfortunate, obviously anybody who is deceased by one of these boating incidents, it hurts but I think it even hurts more when it’s children.”