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NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality in First District

by Devona Dolliole

August 31, 2023

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality in First District

The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and North Broad Street and left one person dead.

According to investigators, the driver of a vehicle was traveling eastbound on North Broad Street when the driver struck an adult male pedestrian crossing North Broad Street heading northbound on Esplanade Avenue. Emergency Medical Technicians declared the pedestrian deceased at the scene.

The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Toxicology testing results pending.

No further information is currently available.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Unit Investigator Mike Baldassaro at 504-658-6205.