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WorldTexas driver and his passenger die after attempting a 'Dukes of Hazard-style' drawbridge jump before plummeting to the water below

20:02  25 may  2019
20:02  25 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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They lifted the barrier and then sped forward to jump the gap before falling. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, their names have yet to be released. According to witnesses, the driver pushed the barrier gate up to allow the car to pass and then put the vehicle in reverse in an attempt to speed

Texas driver and his passenger die after attempting a ' Dukes of Hazard - style ' drawbridge jump before plummeting to the water below . And his death comes a week after Trinity College professor Seamus (Shay) Lawless, 39, from Bray, Ireland, fell during his descent from the peak

A Texas driver and his passenger died after they tried to jump the ramps on a drawbridge before plummeting to the water below.

Texas driver and his passenger die after attempting a 'Dukes of Hazard-style' drawbridge jump before plummeting to the water below© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pair were in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze when they reached the pontoon bridge that had been closed to allow a boat to pass

Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 2am on Friday at the Black Bayou Bridge about six miles south of Lake Charles.

The pair were in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze when they reached the pontoon bridge that had been closed to allow a boat to pass.

Texas driver and his passenger die after attempting a 'Dukes of Hazard-style' drawbridge jump before plummeting to the water below© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pair were in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze when they reached the pontoon bridge that had been closed to allow a boat to pass

According to witnesses, the driver pushed the barrier gate up to allow the car to pass and then put the vehicle in reverse in an attempt to speed forward and jump the ramp.

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A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after they tried to jump the ramps on a closed drawbridge .

Two Texas men that attempted to jump over the gap in a Louisiana drawbridge in a car died after the vehicle crashed into the water and sank. “The driver drove under the gate and picked up the passenger before proceeding towards the ramp located at the end of the bridge,” troopers stated in a

Investigators say a boat on the Intracoastal Waterway was passing under the bridge, so it was closed to traffic.

Witnesses said the car's passenger pushed the gate arm up and they drove up to the raised ramps. Then they backed up, and then accelerated forward, trying to jump to the other side. The vehicle landed in the water instead, and sank, KPLC reported.

Texas driver and his passenger die after attempting a 'Dukes of Hazard-style' drawbridge jump before plummeting to the water below© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited According to witnesses, the driver pushed the barrier gate up to allow the car to pass and then put the vehicle in reverse in an attempt to speed forward and jump the drawbridge (pictured)

The driver was unable to get out of the vehicle and the passenger’s body was found outside the submerged vehicle.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.

According to a witness the car’s passenger exited the vehicle and pushed the gate arm up allowing the driver to drive under the arm and pick the passenger up before moving towards the ramp at the end of the bridge.

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