Louisiana State Police say it occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday on the Black Bayou Bridge about 6 miles south of Lake Charles. Investigators stated the bridge was closed to visitors to let a ship cross by means of on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The automotive’s passenger, 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno, pushed the gate arm up, permitting 23-year-old Alejandro Cazares to drive the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze as much as the raised part, witnesses instructed police.
“After stopping briefly, Cazares positioned the car in reverse then accelerated ahead in an try to ‘soar’ the ramp of the bridge. The car grew to become airborne, landed within the waterway, and sank to the underside,” police stated in a press release.
“That guardrail was down for a motive. I am undecided what they have been considering, however we won’t do what’s portrayed within the films,” Louisiana State Police spokesperson Derek Senegal instructed KPLC-TV.
The Related Press contributed to this report.