A car crashed through the bridge barrier along SR-31 early Thursday morning causing a search through the Caloosahatchee River, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said they shut down the bridge between Bayshore Rd. and Palm Beach Blvd. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. and the bridge was still closed as of 9:15 a.m.
Troopers, with assistance from the @leesheriff, is investigating a vehicle crash on the SR 31 Bridge. The SR 31 Bridge is currently closed. The bridge wall is broken & traffic is being detoured from SR 78 & SR 80. pic.twitter.com/kANFHIqq75— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) September 3, 2020
The Lee County Sheriff's office assisted troopers with the investigation. They said the car was completely submerged in the water. They also had their aviation, marine, and dive teams on scene investigating.
We are asking all drivers to avoid the area, as the bridge will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. pic.twitter.com/VMxENJ8xWF— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) September 3, 2020
Both agencies didn't release any information about the driver.