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Driver attempts to jump open drawbridge, kills self and passenger

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 12:47:54-04

LOUISIANA (CNN) — Two men are dead after attempting to jump a car over a pontoon swing bridge that had opened to allow a boat to pass through, according to Louisiana State Police.

Police say they responded to a single vehicle crash at around 2 a.m. Friday in the water at the Black Bayou Bridge, near Lake Charles.

The two men were both from Texas.

Police are investigating whether alcohol or drugs played a factor.

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