Drawbridge accident: Alejandro Cazares & Roberto Alejandro Moreno are the two Texas men who died after attempting to jump over an open Louisiana drawbridge with their car.
Drawbridge accident: How Alejandro Cazares & Roberto Alejandro Moreno died:
Around 2 a.m, on May 24th, 2019, police were called over a crash at the Black Bayou Bridge in Louisiana.
This was no ordinary crash, far from it.
It turned out that the Bridge was closed from traffic because it was open for passing boats. The Alejandro Cazares & Roberto Alejandro Moreno got impatient waiting for the drawbridge to close.
So one of them, the guy on the passenger seat, got out of their 2016 Chevrolet Cruze car, pushed the gate arm up so the pair could pass onto the bridge and went back in the car.
The man at the wheel then drove beneath the gate, reversed the car and accelerated in order to jump over the open gap.
It didn’t work, their car fell into the water and the two men drowned.
Alejandro Cazares was 23 years old from McAllen while Roberto Alejandro Moreno was thirty two of Edinburg, Texas.
Both men were pronounced dead at the crash site by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office.
State police said the passenger was found outside the sunken car, but the driver didn’t manage to get out of the car.
U.S. Coast Guard officers and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division executed the recovery effort.
Toxicology samples “were obtained and will be submitted for analysis,” state police added.
Investigation into the crash is ongoing.
May their souls rest in perfect peace.