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Monday, April 14, 2014
Evan and Jamie Benefit Info
The Heartland Cafe and Red Line Tap Benefit for Evan and Jamie West Thursday, 5/1/2014 at 7 pm
Featuring music from
The Twin Peaks and friends In the Heartland Cafe
And in the Red Line Tap
The Red Line Disaster With Special Guests
All the proceeds from this benefit will be going to help former Heartland Cafe and Red Line Tap Employee Evan West who was seriously injured at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas We'll have music, a silent auction and more, all to help Evan West through this trying time.
On March 13, a 21-year-old drunk driver trying to evade arrest sped the wrong way on a one-way street and plowed through a police barricade at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. He injured dozens of people. He killed three. Evan West is one who was injured, and Jamie West, his wife of two years, one who died. She was just 27.
Leaving the festival early, as Jamie had to be up for work the next morning, they were struck on their motorcycle near the intersection of Red River and 11th Street. Witnesses said that the driver, whose blood-alcohol level would later be measured at 0.114, accelerated as he fled, peeling through the crowds on Red River, which festival organizers had blocked off for pedestrians only.
Jamie was pronounced at the scene. Evan was rushed to Brackenridge, a trauma hospital near UT. He had been severely injured, breaking his leg in three places, fracturing two ribs, lacerating his spleen and liver, and sustaining trauma to his brain.
We need your help. Whatever we receive through this fund will help us with the many costs related to Jamie's funeral and Evan's recovery, including arranging physical rehabilitation and legal representation.
The Evan West Fund. Anyone wanting to donate can do so at any of the Garrett State Bank locations. Anyone out of state who would like to donate can do so by mailing to: Garrett State Bank P.O. Box 29 Garrett, IN 46738 (make sure to make a note that it's for the Evan West Fund)
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