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Body recovered in Lake Pontchartrain after morning crash on Causeway Bridge

6 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, January 25 2018 Jan 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 2:49 PM January 25, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff
Photo: KATC

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.

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