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According to Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre, “the preliminary investigation indicates there is no sign of foul play and appears to be a tragic accident.” The identity of the two young men involved have been identified as 21 year old Austin Jenkins and 19 year old Denver Jenkins, longtime residents of the Tri-City area.
21-year-old Austin Jenkins has passed away due to injuries from the party bus accident that occurred early Saturday morning. The brother, 19-year-old, Denver Jenkins, is still listed in critical condition.
The Jenkins Family are asking the public to continue praying for the family.
This investigation is ongoing and more information may be available at a later date.
Original Story 02-08-2020
According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, shortly before 4 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Airline Highway, south of Interstate 10, in reference to two males who were on a party bus and fell from the back of the bus for unknown reasons.
The two males, who are brothers, were both transported to a nearby hospital and are both listed in critical condition.
As the investigation continued, it was learned that approximately 40 young adults were attending a party on the party bus that traveled to Baton Rouge and was traveling back to Thibodaux at the time.
Detectives are still investigating to find out why the two males jumped from the party bus and more information will be available at a later date.