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NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality on Interstate 10

by Officer Juan D. Barnes, Sr

July 24, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality on Interstate 10

The NOPD Fatality Section is investigating a traffic fatality that claimed the life of an unidentified male motorcyclist. The crash happened on Interstate 10 West near Perdido Street, on Sunday, July 23, 2017, around 11:34 p.m. 


The motorcyclist was travelling westbound in the left lane on Interstate 10 West near Perdido Street. For unknown reasons, he apparently lost control and struck the guardrail. The male motorcyclist was ejected from the Harley Davidson motorcycle and landed on the right lane of the ground level South Claiborne west bound onramp near Perdido Street.


Emergency Medical Paramedics arrived on the scene and rendered medical aid, still the male cyclist died on the scene.


Blood and alcohol tests are pending and the investigation is ongoing.     


The Coroner’s Office will conduct an official autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.


Fatality Investigator Danny Ellis is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 504-658-6208.