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NOPD Investigating Fatal Accident on U.S. 90

by Karen A Boudrie

December 22, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Fatal Accident on U.S. 90

 Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit are investigating a Traffic Fatality that left an unknown man dead, this evening (Dec. 22) on U.S. 90 West near the Loyola Avenue exit.

According to investigators, around 8:30 p.m. the driver of a motorcycle was heading southbound on U.S. 90 near the Smoothie King Center and before the Loyola Ave. exit when he struck a stalled pick-up truck in the right-hand lane. The driver was ejected from his motorcycle and flew off the elevated expressway landing in a Superdome parking lot.

Emergency Medical Technicians arrived shortly after the call and declared the motorcycle driver deceased on the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information about this accident is urged to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Michael Baldassaro at 504-658-6207.