- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The operator of Black Bayou bridge was killed when her clothing became stuck in a motor.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers says the accident happened early Tuesday. Myers says 58-year-old Dorothy S. Carter, of Grand Chenier, was pronounced dead at the scene.

KPLC-TV (https://bit.ly/1ImKtDI ) reports deputies went to check on Carter about 4:30 a.m. after the Department of Transportation and Development asked them to because they could not contact her.

Myers says when deputies arrived they found Carter inside the control tower, face down in the motor. She says apparently Carter’s clothing became stuck in the motor and she was unable to free herself.

The bridge has since reopened.


Information from: KPLC-TV, https://kplctv.com

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