The Death of Evan Shepherd

Mar 16, 2017

Patricia Sala and Larry Aguilar have been together eight years. They are working on growing past the death of her 27-year-old son Evan Shepherd, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. They talked about their struggle while remembering Evan at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Fort Myers. 

Patricia Sala and Larry Aguilar live in Fort Myers. Her son Evan Shepherd was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2015. The State Attorney’s Office says the teenager who hit him pled to leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death. She was sentenced to two years’ probation.

This interview was recorded at StoryCorps in Fort Myers, a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people. This excerpt was selected and produced by Amy Tardif. Others can be hear at wgcu dot org slash storycorps southwest florida.