Alejandro Cazares, 23, and Roberto Alejandro Moreno, 32, died at the scene after trying to jump an open drawbridge in Louisiana driving a Chevy Cruze on Friday.
Black Bayou Bridge in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana was the bridge the two men tried to jump at 2 a.m. on Friday.
A witness recounted that the bridge was closed to let a boat through, but one of the men got out of the car and “pushed the gate arm up.”
The other man drove the car under the gate, picked up the second man and drove toward the end of the bridge. He attempted to jump the bridge but the car sank to the bottom of the water.
Toxicology reports are being done for obvious reasons. Who would think this is a good idea if they were in their right mind?
Louisiana State Police released a statement describing what happened:
Calcasieu Parish – Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on May 24, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 384 (Big Lake Road) at the Black Bayou Bridge about 6 miles south of Lake Charles. The crash claimed the lives of 23-year-old Alejandro Cazares of McAllen, TX and 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno of Edinburg, TX.
The initial investigation revealed that Cazares was traveling south on LA Hwy 384 in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze when he came to a pontoon bridge that was closed to vehicular traffic to allow a boat to pass on the Intracoastal Waterway. According to a witness, the passenger (Moreno) exited the vehicle and pushed the gate arm up. Cazares drove under the gate and picked up Moreno before proceeding towards the ramp located at the end of the bridge. After stopping briefly, Cazares placed the vehicle in reverse then accelerated forward in an attempt to “jump” the ramp of the bridge. The vehicle became airborne, landed in the waterway, and sank to the bottom.
Darwin Awards for both of these guys.