Boater killed in Cane River accident

A man from Dry Prong recently died on the Cane River after the boat he was operating was involved in an accident, a July 5 article of the Louisiana Sportsman reported.

Information coming from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed that around 7:20 a.m. on July 4, the boat occupied by 65-year-old William Morrison was struck by another boat. Morrison, who was fishing when he was hit, was pronounced dead after the collision threw him into the water. Morrison’s passenger, identified as Teresa Halbert, did not sustain serious injuries in the accident. The boater who caused the collision was later identified as 39-year-old Shannon Mctire. Mctire reportedly struck the stationary boat of Morrison while coming around a bend. Authorities are investigating the accident and do not suspect alcohol played a role in the crash.

The Lake Charles wrongful death attorney N. Craig Richardson extends his deepest thoughts to the family and friends who mourn the recent loss of their loved one.