Body recovered in Lake Pontchartrain after morning crash on Causeway Bridge
UPDATE: Authorities have recovered the body of the driver whose vehicle crashed through the guardrail on the Causeway Bridge.
The body was recovered around 5 p.m. with the vehicle being recovered earlier in the afternoon. According to WGNO, 41-year-old Christopher Knight was on his way to work around 3:45 a.m. when his utility truck went over the side of the bridge.
The Coast Guard, Causeway Police, St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office assisted in the search.
MANDEVILLE- The southbound lanes on the Lake Pontchartrain Bridge are closed after a pickup truck drove off the road early Wednesday morning.
Investigators believe the truck drove off the Causeway shortly before 4 a.m. near mile marker 12. At the scene, about 25 feet of guardrail was missing on the southbound bridge.
Authorities say search and rescue operations are underway, and a dive team is on the scene.
They have not located the vehicle or the driver.
Drivers should use the I-10 twin span bridge as an alternate route.