Two Texas men died on May 23 after they attempted to jump over an open drawbridge with their vehicle, said officials.
According to the Louisiana State Police, state police responded to a car crash after 2 a.m. at the Black Bayou Bridge in Louisiana.
The bridge was closed to traffic to allow a boat to pass, officials said.
But a witness said a passenger got out of the vehicle and pushed the arm gate up, said a press release from the state police department.
The passenger then returned to the vehicle as the driver drove toward the ramp at the end of the bridge, said officials.