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NOPD Investigating a Traffic Fatality in the Third District

by Officer Juan D Barnes Sr

October 6, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Third District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating a Traffic Fatality in the Third District

The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred early this morning, October 6, 2021, at the intersection of Cadillac and Senate streets. 

At around 4:36 a.m., Third District officers responded to a traffic accident involving a 2009 GMC and a pedestrian at the location.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle was travelling westbound on Senate Street, then made a right turn onto Cadillac Street when it ran over a 54-year-old male who was for reasons unknown lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and spoke to the police.

No further information is available at this time.  The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent and determine the official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. 

NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6208 with information regarding this investigation.  

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