Jacqui Stavis, 28, a massage therapist from New Orleans was pronounced dead on Saturday, the day after lightning struck her campsite at the T-Bois Blue Festival in Larose.
The lightning strike also injured two other women, ages 24 and 30, who had sought shelter from severe storms in the same small tent with Stavis. One was transported to University Medical Center and the other remained in a hospital not far from the festival, according to a statement issued by Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre.
Deputies had received a call about the injuries shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday. Deputies, volunteer firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and found Stavis unresponsive and the other two suffering from electric shock. All three were taken to a hospital to be treated. A large Labrador dog also died during the incident, Webre reported.
The low-key, three-day festival calls itself a blues festival, though it also features other types of music, and it offers free home-cooked food, beer and camping for all ticket-holders and is held on an alligator and crawfish farm.