Jeanerette man killed in crash

A Jeanerette man died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in St. Mary Parish, authorities said.

Bradford J. Verret, 59, was killed when the 2001 Dodge Ram he was driving crossed the center line on Martin Ridge Road north of La. 87 and hit a boat being towed by a New Iberia man, State Police said in a news release.

Verret’s Dodge clipped the boat being pulled by Ron Boutte in a 1992 Ford F-150. Police said that after Verret hit the boat, his Dodge ran into a ditch.

“Despite the fact that he was wearing a seat belt, Verret suffered fatal injuries in the crash,” State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer said.

Boutte was not injured.

Impairment is not suspected by either driver involved in the crash.