HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has made an arrest in relation to the boating death of a young woman in Hancock County.
Vanessa Mauffray, 19, was killed when another vessel hit the boat she was on in Bayou Caddy. The fatal crash happened on June 25.
Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said Mauffray died from traumatic injuries sustained in the crash.
DMR Marine Patrol Chief Keith Davis said Eugene Butler, Jr. was arrested Monday and charged with boating under the influence causing death. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted in the arrest.
Davis said he expects to release a statement later today. We will update this story as more details becomes available.