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NOPD Investigating Hit & Run Traffic Fatality

by Karen A Boudrie

December 31, 2022

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Seventh District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Hit & Run Traffic Fatality

Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit are investigating a Traffic Fatality that left an unknown woman dead last night (December 30, 2022) on the I-10 Service Road near the intersection of Winchester Park Drive in the Seventh District.

At around 10:30 p.m., Seventh District officer received a call about a person lying in the middle of the I-10 Service Road.  Upon arrival, they discovered an unknown black female who was unresponsive.  Emergency Medical Technicians arrived shortly after the call and declared the female deceased on the scene.

According to investigators, the woman was a pedestrian and is believed to have been struck by an unknown hit & run driver.

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 Danny Ellis at 504-658-6215 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.