Police found a 29-year-old man slumped over his steering wheel with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
Man who sped through toll plaza, crashed into railings in apparent suicide attempt on Causeway identified
Authorities identified the man who sped through the toll plaza and crashed into railings Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway motorist who crashed on the southbound bridge and shot himself Thursday morning (Oct. 27) has been identified as Rothschild Woods, 29, of Baton Rouge. Authorities say he inexplicably fired several gunshots inside his vehicle, wounding himself.
The Causeway Police Department has released the name of the driver who shot himself while being pursued by officers on the 24 mile bridge this morning.
Less than two hours after the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway’s southbound bridge reopened from a shooting incident Thursday (Oct. 27), a rear-end crash choked traffic on the northbound side. A van broke down at the 6.3 mile marker and was hit from behind by another vehicle, badly damaging both of them, a bridge official said.
The southbound lanes of the Causeway Bridge were closed Thursday morning after a driver ran through the toll plaza and crashed his car in an apparent suicide attempt.
The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was closed indefinitely Thursday morning (Oct. 27) while St. Tammany deputies investigate a motorist’s apparent effort to commit suicide on the bridge. The motorist shot himself in his SUV and was taken to a hospital on the south shore, bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said.
The southbound lanes of the Causeway bridge will be shut down for at least another couple of hours after a man drove through a toll booth, crashed his car and shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, officials said.