Pickup truck crashes into Metairie canal, body inside, swipe for more info

A pickup truck drove into the canal at West Esplanade Avenue and Hessmer Avenue in Metairie. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say someone is trapped inside.

The accident happened around 8:15 a.m. on Friday. Witnesses say the riverside of West Esplanade Avenue is closed to traffic right now.

Deputies believe the body of a man is inside the vehicle.

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