SATSUMA, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (4:05 p.m. 9/9/20): Troopers have identified the person killed in a two-boat crash in Satsuma as Michiel Benoit, 64, of Satsuma. He was one of two occupants on a 16-foot 2020 Bass Tracker being operated by Elizabeth Benoit, 61, of Satsuma. Also involved in the crash was Donald Sprague, 63, also of Satsuma, who was operating a 21-foot 1990 Wahoo. No more information is available at this time.
UPDATE (3 p.m. 9/8/20): ALEA says one person was killed and two others were injured in a two-boat crash in Bayou Sara Tuesday. Read the full release from ALEA below:
Press release from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
MOBILE COUNTY — Troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division are investigating a deadly two-vessel crash that occurred at approximately noon today, Sept. 8, in Bayou Sara, south of Gunnison Creek.
Upon arrival, Troopers discovered the crash involved three occupants, one of whom was killed. Both of the other occupants were injured and one has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. Names are not being released at this time, pending notification of the involved parties’ families. Troopers continue to investigate, and nothing further is available at this time.
Two boats crashed near the Steele Creek boat launch in Satsuma Tuesday morning, according to ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division.
ALEA says the Saraland Fire Department also responded to the crash.
WKRG News 5 is working to find out if anyone was injured.