Driver who plunged into lake from Causeway identified

Driver who plunged into lake from Causeway identified

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The man who plunged his truck into Lake Pontchartrain Wednesday morning has been identified.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Knight of Franklinton, LA, according to Causeway Bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou.

Knight was traveling on the southbound lanes of the Causeway near mile marker 12 when his truck struck guard rail and left the bridge into the water.

The truck was pulled from the lake around noon, but Knight's body was not found until Wednesday night.

The cause or reason for the accident has not yet been determined.