The NOPD has arrested the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist last night (June 13, 2023) at the intersection of Marigny Street and St. Claude Avenue.
According to investigators, at about 11:45p.m., the victim was traveling southbound on a bicycle on Marigny St. and was crossing St. Claude Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on St. Claude Avenue.
The vehicle was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. The victim, an unidentified adult male, was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The driver remained on scene and was arrested on charges of negligent homicide and reckless operation of a vehicle. He is identified as Darren Mcintosh, (Black male, DOB: 07-10-1986).
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the results of toxicology tests.
NOPD Traffic Fatality Detective Michael Baldassaro is the lead investigator in this incident.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Fatality Unit at (504) 658-6205 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.