Church Point man dies when jack fails, pinning him under vehicle

A 54-year-old Church Point man was killed Thursday after a jack failed and he was pinned under a vehicle, officials said.

Paul Brent Bourgeois died at the scene, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Maxine Trahan said in a news release.

Bourgeous was at a home in the 1400 block of Ed Thibodeaux Road near Church Point and trying to get the set of rims he’d bought from the homeowner.

“Bourgeous was in the process of removing the front tires on the vehicle when a jack gave way, pinning the victim underneath the vehicle,” Trahan said.

The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m.