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Florida’s Royal Park Bridge operator Artissua Lafay Paulk has been charged in the death of a woman

A Florida bridge operator has been hit with criminal charges Death of a 79-year-old woman who fell from the drawbridge last month when it suddenly opened.

Artissua Lafay Paulk, 43, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the February 6 incident in which Carol Wright fell to her death after the Royal Park Bridge was unsafely raised. said the police.

“I’m here with the police, I killed a lady on the bridge,” Paulk allegedly wrote in a text message to a friend. after fox 13.

Police found that Paulk had also texted her manager about lying to the police — and then deleted the messages, the outlet reported.

Security footage showed that Paulk did not go onto the bridge’s balcony to look for passersby, as she initially claimed to investigators, according to the report.

Wright, a grandmother, was walking her bicycle on the bridge between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach when the bridge began to climb.

The Royal Park Bridge will be closed to all traffic on Sunday, February 6, as the West Palm Beach Police Department and Fire Department are on the scene in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“I’m here with the police, I killed a lady on the bridge,” Paulk allegedly wrote in a text. after fox 13.
Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Post via AP

West Palm Beach Police spokesman Mike Jachles said the woman “was trying to hold on to no avail.”

“There was a bystander nearby trying to help her, but tragically she fell five or six stories down where she died when she landed on concrete,” Jachles said at the time.

The victim’s name was not released by police Marsy’s lawofficials said, but were identified by her family’s attorney, Lance Ivey.

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