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NOPD Investigating Fatal Vehicle Crash in Seventh District

by Aaron E. Looney

November 8, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Seventh District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Fatal Vehicle Crash in Seventh District

The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on November 7, 2021 in the 9000 block of Chef Menteur Highway and resulted in the death of a motorist.

At about 10:02 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a report of a vehicle crash at the location. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a red two-door coupe was traveling in the far-right eastbound lane on Chef Menteur Highway when it stopped to make a right turn at Cerise Avenue. A white four-door sedan was also traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Chef Menteur Highway and attempted to pass the coupe along the right shoulder. The vehicles collided, at which time the sedan continued eastbound and flipped, coming to rest on Chef Menteur Highway. The sole occupant of the sedan – a male driver – was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. The occupants of the coupe refused EMS at the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards at 504-658-6205.