Calcasieu

Jul 27, 2011 3:42 PM by Melissa Canone

Man Jumps to His Death From Lake Charles Bridge

On July 27 around 1:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the I-210 bridge regarding a man who had jumped off the bridge.

The initial investigation revealed the man, Taylor R. Johnson, 22, Lake Charles, was a passenger in a truck traveling westbound up the bridge. About a quarter ways up the bridge, Johnson jumped out of the moving truck and climbed onto the railing of the bridge. The driver of the truck stopped and tried to talk Johnson down, but he jumped over the railing of the bridge.

At around 5:00 a.m., CPSO Marine Division, along with the assistance of U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, and Louisiana State Police, recovered Johnson's body.

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