St. Mary

Sep 30, 2013 12:57 PM by KATC

Fireman injured while assisting with crash

A Morgan City Volunteer Fireman was injured in an accident while assisting with a traffic crash in Morgan City.

According to police, on Sunday at 11:51 a.m., officers were dispatched to the elevated portion of U.S. Highway 90 Bridge in regards to a vehicle crash. Officers arrived and discovered a vehicle blocking the lane of travel, with damage and smoke emanating from the vehicle. Officers attempted to locate the driver.

Kenneth Evans, 34, of Patterson, was located walking in the area with minor injuries, according to police. Evans at first allegedly denied operating the vehicle. A St. Mary Parish deputy had passed the location and observed Evans behind the wheel of his vehicle prior to Morgan City Police Department arriving on the scene.

Evans was arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department. Once at the station, Evans allegedly became combative and struck an officer . He was additionally charged.

Evans was charged with the following: Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine; No Driver License; Warrant: Failure to Pay Fine-No Insurance; Careless Operation; Failure to Report Accident; Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Drivers License, Resisting an Officer

While assisting with diverting traffic caused from the traffic crash, a Morgan City Volunteer Fire Department truck was involved in a collision near the La. Highway 70 downramp. A 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Daniel Ramirez, 38, of Amelia, collided with the rear of the fire truck causing severe damage to both vehicles.

The vehicle also struck a Morgan City Volunteer, Travis F. Bourdier, 40, of Patterson. According to police, Bourdier received injuries to both lower legs and was transported to Terrebone General Hospital in Houma. Boudier is currently in stable condition.

Daniel Ramirez was also hospitalized with injuries. The accident remains under investigation and more charges are expected pending blood tests results.



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