Causeway’s southbound span closed after motorist shoots himself, official says

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.

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