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Vehicle crashes off Causeway Bridge into Lake Pontchartrain

The Causeway Bridge toll plaza was closed Sunday morning at the north end of the bridge. (Source: Causeway Bridge) The Causeway Bridge toll plaza was closed Sunday morning at the north end of the bridge. (Source: Causeway Bridge)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

A vehicle plunged off of the southbound lanes of the Causeway Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

A spokesman for the bridge said that it happened about midway of the bridge. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies, St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies, Causeway police and a dive team worked to pull the vehicle from the water. 

General Manager of the Causeway Commission Carlton Dufrechou confirmed that a male was found deceased inside of the vehicle. 

Dufrechou adds that officers who responded on scene noticed that over 100 feet of railing on the side bridge was missing as a result of the incident.

The bridge was closed shortly after the crash but has since been reopened. 

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