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USA driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead.

09:40  25 may  2019
09:40  25 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Troopers: Man found dead in median possibly struck by vehicle Sunday

Troopers: Man found dead in median possibly struck by vehicle Sunday An man is dead after a vehicle struck him in Upper Marlboro on Sunday. Maryland State Police Troopers responded to a call at Southbound Route 301 and Rosaryville Road just before 5:40 am Sunday. Officials received reports of a person laying the grass median. Troopers found Adrian Harris, 26, of Waldorf, Md. dead on arrival. The driver who struck Harris was travelling southbound and told officials he believed he struck a deer before pulling over a short distance away from the scene to call OnStar Services. When officials arrived, they located the driver's vehicle and say both passengers cooperated in the investigation.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. They lifted the barrier and then sped forward to jump the gap before falling. The driver was unable to get out of the vehicle and the passenger’s body was found outside the submerged vehicle. Two men die after attempting to jump Black Bayou Bridge .

A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after they tried to jump the ramps on a closed drawbridge in Louisiana Police say it happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Black Bayou Bridge about six miles south of Lake Charles.

A driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead.© Courtesy Louisiana State Police Two men have died attempting to jump a vehicle over an open draw bring in Calcasieu Parish, according to a release form the Louisiana State Police on Facebook.

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook.

According to the post, shortly before 2 a.m. CT, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the water at the Black Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Highway 384 near Lake Charles.

Convictions upheld for Indiana covered bridge arsons 

Convictions upheld for Indiana covered bridge arsons  The state appeals court has upheld the 90-year prison sentence for a man convicted of setting fires that destroyed one wooden covered bridge in western Indiana and damaged another. The court rejected arguments from Jesse Payne’s lawyers that he was improperly found guilty but mentally ill despite testimony from doctors during his Parke County trial that he is schizophrenic and was insane when the fires happened. Payne was convicted on two arson counts for fires that destroyed the Jeffries Ford Bridge in 2002 and damaged the Bridgeton Covered Bridge in 2005. He was convicted of attempted arson for trying set fire to the Mansfield Covered Bridge in 2005.

A driver and his passenger died trying to cross an open drawbridge early Friday morning, police said. Rather than wait, the passenger lifted the gate arm, the driver moved the car onto the ramp and they tried to jump across the bridge but instead sank Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two Texas men died on May 23 after they attempted to jump over an open drawbridge with their According to the Louisiana State Police, state police responded to a car crash after 2 a.m. at the The driver stopped for a moment, reversed, then “accelerated forward in an attempt to ‘ jump ’ the ramp of

Two men from Texas died in the crash.

A witness told police that the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze stopped at the bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic as a boat passed on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 165-foot section of the bridge on pontoons had been moved to allow the ship to pass.

The car passenger got out and pushed up a gate arm to allow the driver to continue. The driver picked up the passenger and went up to a section of the bridge that is raised as boats pass.

The driver put the car in reverse, stopped then raced up the ramp but the car landed in the water. It sank to the bottom with the driver, 23-year-old Alejandro Cazares of McAllen, Texas, in it. The other man -- 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno of Edinburg, Texas -- got out of the car but died in the river.

Investigators are working to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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