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Truck driver in fatal Causeway crash faces negligent homicide

The driver of a garbage truck faces negligent homicide in connection with a crash on the Causeway that killed a construction worker.

Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said Darrell Benjamin turned himself in Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said Benjamin was driving the truck southbound on the bridge when he slammed into a construction vehicle, sending it over the railing and into Lake Pontchartrain.

The driver of that vehicle died in the crash.

Benjamin told officers he tried to hit the brakes, but couldn't because something was stuck under the pedal.

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