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NOPD Investigating Paris Road Traffic Fatality

by Paris Holmes

October 24, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: seventh district, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Paris Road Traffic Fatality

NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred Saturday (October 23, 2021) in the 2400 block of Paris Road (I-510) that left one person dead, and five others injured. 

At around 11:46 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the location.  Upon arrival, officers found three victims inside of each car.  One female victim was pronounced dead on the scene.  The other five victims were transported to the hospital by NOEMS.  Currently, there is no information regarding their conditions.  

The initial investigation has revealed that the driver of vehicle #1 (sedan) was travelling southbound on Paris Road, when for unknown reasons the driver lost control of the car and struck vehicle #2 (SUV) who was heading northbound.  The deceased victim was in the rear seat of vehicle #1.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will officially identify the deceased victim in this incident upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6205 with any additional information.