Three injured when boat strikes tree on Alabama river

Published 10:42 pm Sunday, July 24, 2022

A boat collided with a tree Saturday night on an Alabama river injuring three of the four people on board, state troopers reported.

The single-vessel crash occurred at approximately 9:55 p.m. Saturday when the 16-foot Aluma-craft boat struck a tree.

The boat’s operator, Justin H. Cauley, 23, of Andalusia, and two of the three passengers onboard, Elijah C. Courson, 22, of McKenzie and Sierra J. Bakke, 23, also from Andalusia, were injured.

The crash occurred on the Conecuh River near Lake Gantt in Covington County.

Cauley and Courson were transported to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery and Bakke was taken to Andalusia Medical for treatment after the crash.