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Baytown Man Convicted in Alcohol-related Boating Accident Death
AUSTIN — A 24-year-old Baytown man has been found guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with an alcohol-related boating accident on Memorial Day weekend two years ago.
The Chambers County boating crash, which occurred on May 27, 2012 in a bayou on Lost Lake, claimed the life of Baytown resident Tyler Enderli, 24, and resulted in injuries to Lindy Jendrusch of San Antonio.
Defendant Kevin Adams was sentenced in 344th Dist. Court to two six-year prison terms that will run concurrently and fined $10,000.
During the trial, alcohol consumption and reckless operation were shown to be contributing factors to the accident.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and the two families affected by this tragedy,” said Col. Craig Hunter, Director of Law Enforcement for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “This is a grim reminder of the dangers posed when boating and alcohol mix.”
Texas game wardens led the investigation that resulted in Adams’s conviction.
“We sincerely appreciate the efforts on this case by our game wardens and the Chambers County District Attorney’s Office,” said TPWD Maj. William Skeen.
TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division maintains a statewide forensics reconstruction and mapping team that specializes in boat accident reconstruction and investigation.
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