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NOPD Investigates Third District Traffic Fatality

by Sgt Juan D Barnes Sr

May 14, 2023

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Third District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigates Third District Traffic Fatality

The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Foy Street. 

On May 14, 2023, around 3:19 p.m., Third District officers responded to an accident with injury at the above location. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive adult male motorcyclist. EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he later was pronounced dead. 

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that the victim was traveling westbound on Gentilly Boulevard when he collided with a GMC pickup truck heading northbound on Foy Street. The victim was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver of the truck remained on the scene. The investigation is ongoing. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. There are no further details available at this time. 

NOPD Third District is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6030. 


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