The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred along Chef Menteur Highway and I-510 South.
On August 3, 2018, just before midnight, Seventh District officers received a call regarding an single-vehicle accident in the area. Through the course of the investigation, traffic detectives were able to determine that an unknown male subject was driving east on Chef Menteur Highway when he lost control for unknown reasons and struck the Chef exit in the area.
The driver died on the scene.
No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact NOPD Crash Investigator Mike Baldassaro at 504-658-6205.