The NOPD is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred during the evening hours on December 4, 2022, in the exit lanes of Interstate 10 West at Carrollton Avenue, leaving one person dead and another injured.
At about 10:51 p.m., NOPD Second District units responded to a reported crashed vehicle in the westbound exit lane of I-10 at Carrollton Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a silver Honda Civic that had crashed into the neutral ground area under the interstate. EMS arrived on scene and transported two male occupants of the vehicle to a local hospital.
Through further investigation, it was determined that the Honda was exiting the interstate at Carrollton Avenue when, for undetermined reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle left the roadway. The Honda then entered the neutral ground under the interstate and rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its wheels.
The driver of the vehicle, who was later declared deceased, was determined to have been ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The passenger of the vehicle remains hospitalized as of this writing.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the deceased victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Anyone with additional information that can aid this investigation is asked to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Danny Ellis at 504-658-6205.