The NOPD is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred today (July 15, 2022) in the 5900 block of Chef Menteur Highway in the westbound lanes of the Danziger Bridge.
At about 2:35 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a report of a vehicle crash at the location. Upon further investigation, it was determined that an Acura SUV had stalled in the westbound right lane and that driver was standing outside of the vehicle. While this was occurring, the driver of a Honda SUV also traveling in the same lane collided with the victim and the victim's vehicle. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The driver of the Honda SUV remained on scene in his cooperating with the investigation, which remains active and ongoing. No citations or charges have been filed at this time.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Alicia Henderson at 504-658-6205.