Body recovered from water near Jennings - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Body recovered from water near Jennings

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Authorities recovered the body of a Lake Arthur woman from a submerged car in Bayou Nezpique east of Jennings on Monday.

The body of 42-year-old Rhonda Istre Tucker was pulled from the car several yards from the shoreline just before noon on Monday.

Tucker was pronounced dead at a hospital in Jennings.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Edwin Evans of Jennings, reportedly managed to escape without injuries and swim to the nearby shore.

Police say Evans has been booked with vehicular homicide and careless operation.

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