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UPDATE: Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on Loyola Avenue

by Dawne Massey

October 13, 2016

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Eighth District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

UPDATE: Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on Loyola Avenue

UPDATE: A female pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in a traffic incident this morning on Loyola Avenue has died. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identify the victim. 

The investigation is on-going. 

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The NOPD is continuing its investigation into an accident involving a pedestrian this morning.

At approximately 6:06 a.m. today (Oct. 13), NOPD responded to a call of a pedestrian struck in the 600 block of Loyola. NOPD’s 8th District responded first to evaluate the scene and then contacted the Special Operations Division (SOD) Traffic Division to assist.  Officers found a black female suffering from bodily injuries and a SUV with damage to the front driver’s side hood and grill. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the female victim stepped into westbound Loyola traffic and was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The Suburban was traveling westbound on Loyola in the left lane/streetcar tracks when the pedestrian stepped out from between the greenery on the neutral ground and into the traffic lane.

The victim (DOB: 9-25-58) was transported to University Medical Center and taken into surgery.

The female driver of the vehicle was transported to the DWI Office and tested but showed no signs of impairment. She has been released.

The investigation is ongoing. No citations have been issued at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact SOD’s Detective Michael Baldassaro at 504-658-5550. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.