Gonzales man dies in boat crash  

A 38-year old Gonzales man died Saturday after the boat he was operating crashed into a bank in Barge Canal near Bob’s Bayou Black Marina in Gibson, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Buddy Ray Poche, of Gonzales, was at the controls of a bass boat about 11 a.m. Saturday when he lost control, causing the boat to crash into some trees and cypress knees along the bank, said Adam Einck, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman.

Poche was the only person in the boat at the time of the crash, Einck said.

Gibson is located in Terrebonne Parish, about 20 miles northwest of Houma.