Widow of Park Ridge man killed by grizzly bear sues
The widow of a Park Ridge botanist killed by a grizzly bear not long after the animal awoke from tranquilizers in the wild country near Yellowstone National Park has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Yolanda Evert filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. The lawsuit seeks $5 million from the federal government.
The lawsuit says grizzly bear researchers prematurely took down signs that warned passers-by of the work they were doing. The 430-pound male grizzly bear mauled Erwin Evert on June 17, 2010.
Evert had been hiking about a mile from the cabin where the Everts lived for part of the year. The attack occurred where scientists had snared and tranquilized the bear hours earlier.