JPSO: Car pulled from Lake Pontchartrain near Bonnabel Boat Launch; driver dies

Updated: Feb. 3, 2018 at 6:24 PM CST
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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a traffic fatality where a car was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain near the Bonnabel Boat Launch. Deputies were called to the scene Saturday, at 4:05 p.m.

According to police, witnesses said that the car was fully under water at the end of the boat ramp. Good Samaritans went into the water and tried to get the male driver from the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.

Jefferson Parish fire fighters pulled the vehicle from the water and got the driver, identified as a 65-year-old man, out. He was brought to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say that the accident and the cause of death are still under investigation. Investigators do not suspect foul play in the case.

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