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NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality in Third District

by Kaitlin M Landry

May 24, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Third District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Traffic Fatality in Third District

The NOPD is investigating a fatal accident that occurred this morning (May 24, 2024) in the Third District.

At about 5:09 a.m., NOPD Third District officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Spain Street. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive adult female in the roadway. She was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS. 

Through investigation, it was determined that a driver was traveling Westbound on Gentilly Boulevard when the female pedestrian attempted to cross the road in an unknown direction. The driver struck the pedestrian, stopped, and attempted to render aid.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner will officially identify the victim and determine the cause of death in this incident upon completion of the autopsy and notification of the family.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Traffic Fatality Investigators at (504) 658-6205. 


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