Update: Coroner releases autopsy results for men killed in boating crash


Adam Einck

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner released autopsy results for two men who died in a boating incident.

Dr. Beau Clark said 27-year-old Trent Kelly and 29-year-old Dustin Gore deaths were accidental.

Dr. Clark added Kelly died from asphyxia due to drowning with multiple blunt force injuries while Gore died from multiple blunt force injuries.

The men died Thursday evening after the boat they were in crashed into a tree.

A 23-year-old woman was also injured and taken to a hospital.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating.


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has identified the two people who died in a boating incident on September 5.

Dustin Gore, 29, of St. Amant, and Trent Kelly, 27, of Baton Rouge died after their vessel crashed into a tree, according to a 23-year-old survivor.

The 23-year-old survivor said, “they crashed into a tree that was in the Upper Amite River about three or four miles north of Bayou Manchac.”

The as of yet unnamed female survivor was able to get a personal flotation device until help arrived at the scene.

LDWF said, “a Good Samaritan was able to get the female to the Carew Harris Boat Launch where she was then transported to the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

LDWF agents arrived at the scene of the vessel crash and found Gore and Kelly near the boat.

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, when agents arrived to the crash scene they also “found a submerged 16-foot aluminum vessel with a 75 horsepower engine wrecked amongst a downed tree in the water.”

The investigation into this fatal boat crash is ongoing and will be led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office has yet to determine the cause of death for Dustin Gore and Trent Kelly.

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