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September 27, 2021

Bayou Louis, LA – LDWF Investigating Death of Kevin E. Evans in Boating Accident

September 27, 2021

Bayou Louis, LA (September 08, 2021) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to investigate a fatal boating incident that took place in Bayou Louis and left one man dead on Sunday, September 5th. 

According to a press release from the LDWF, the body of 50-year-old Kevin E. Evans, a resident of Lafayette, was turned over to the Catahoula Parish Coroner’s office who will determine an official cause of death.

At about 6:35 p.m., agents with the LDWF were notified of a single vessel incident in Bayou Louis.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Evans water skiing behind a boat when he fell into the water. As he tried to climb back on board, the prop struck him in the leg, resulting in a severe injury.

The other people on the boat managed to pull Evans aboard and called for help. 

Evans was pronounced dead on the bank just a few minutes later. He was wearing a personal floatation device at the time of the accident.

LDWF is the lead investigative agency on this case.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Kevin E.Evans, at this time.

Boating Fatalities in Bayou Louis

Bayou Louis, LA - LDWF Investigating Death of Kevin E. Evans in Boating Accident

Although accidents involve vehicles like cars, trucks, or motorcycles, several thousand boating accidents take place each year across the country. Over 10% of these accidents are fatal. While Louisiana’s lakes and the Gulf of Mexico are great for recreational boating, it is important to understand how dangerous boating can be. If you have lost a loved one in a boating accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the person responsible.

Even though most boating accidents are the result of operator error or intoxication, there are multiple factors that can contribute to boating accidents that can’t always be avoided. Traveling by water also comes with many natural dangers that boaters need to take into consideration.

Bayou Louis Wrongful Death Attorneys

When people are gravely injured in any kind of accident that stemmed from the reckless, negligent, or malicious act of another, their immediate family members may be entitled to file a claim of wrongful death with a Bayou Louis wrongful death attorney right away.  

It is important that grieving families have a solid legal team on their side; one that is devoted to supporting and advising you from beginning to end. Our boating accident attorneys in Bayou Louis work diligently to help safeguard the legal rights and best interests of our clients. 

If your loved one was killed during a car accident, get in touch with our personal injury attorneys in Bayou Louis as soon as possible. Speak with someone on our team by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and asking us to schedule your free case review so you can learn about your legal options.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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