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NOPD Investigating Hit-and-Run Traffic Fatality in Fifth District

by Officer Reese Harper

October 11, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout, On Duty

Topics: Fifth District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Hit-and-Run Traffic Fatality in Fifth District

Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Section are investigating a Hit and Run Traffic Fatality that left a 16-year-old male dead. The Offense occurred on October 10, 2022, shortly before 10:30 P.M., at the intersection of Oliver White Avenue and Benefit Street.

According to investigators, a driver of a newer model Ford F-150 was traveling west on Benefit Street when he collided with the driver of a newer model Hyundai who was traveling north on Oliver White Street. The F-150 veered off the road and struck two houses. 

An occupant of the F-150 was ejected from the vehicle and later died at the hospital. The driver of the Hyundai was seen fleeing from the scene on foot.

Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators determined that both vehicles were stolen.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Michael Baldassaro at 504-658-6205, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.