2 dead, 1 in hospital after boating accident on Amite River

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Two men are dead and a woman is in the hospital after they were involved in a boat crash Thursday evening.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said it happened around 5:30 p.m. on the upper Amite River in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Investigators said three people were on the boat when it got into some sort of accident.

Two men died and the woman on the boat was injured. She was taken to a hospital.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the boat sank and is still submerged in the river. Crews will try to get it out Friday morning.

No word on the identities of the people involved or what caused the crash.

It is under investigation.

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