The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred early Sunday (July 18) on Interstate 10 West just past the Norman C. Francis Parkway overpass.
At 3:46 a.m., NOPD First District officers responded to a call of a vehicle crash with injury. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male lying on the shoulder of the road on the Carrollton Avenue/Airline Highway exit.
The man, whose identity is unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A silver vehicle had stopped near the adjacent railroad tracks with the driver inside. She was transported to a local hospital by the Emergency Medical Service for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
Police determined that the driver was traveling west on I-10 and maneuvered to Exit 232. At the same time, the victim was reportedly walking in the roadway when the vehicle struck him.
After the contact, the vehicle continued a short distance, leaving the roadway and coming to rest near the railroad track.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release official identification of the decedent upon completion of autopsy and notification of his family.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards at 504-658-6208.