ST. AMANT — State wildlife officials identified four members of a Baton Rouge family as being injured in a boat crash that also injured LSU assistant cheerleading coach Chico Garcia.
They were injured Saturday when a Bayliner crashed into a private pier on the Amite River Diversion Canal near the Tiki Hut about 7 p.m., St. Amant fire officials have said.
Jack Riffle, 41; his wife, Elizabeth Riffle, 44; their 15-year-old daughter; and their 13-year-old son were injured, Adam Einck, state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman, said Monday. He did not name the children.
He said Jack Riffle was operating the boat.
The Riffles suffered moderate injuries that included broken bones or teeth, as well as scrapes and bruises, Einck said.
Garcia, 29, of Baton Rouge and a former LSU cheerleader, injured vertebrae in his neck, an LSU spokesman said Sunday.
Einck said agents do not know the cause of the crash and the incident is under investigation .