embers of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Section are investigating a traffic accident that left an unidentified female dead. The accident occurred on Claiborne Avenue and Josephine Street.
At approximately 9:57 pm, the driver (56-year-old male) of a red four door Chevy Trail Blazer was traveling eastbound on Claiborne Avenue when he struck the female that was crossing Claiborne Avenue.
Emergency Medical Personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the female dead.
The accident remains under investigation. Blood and alcohol tests are pending.
The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and will release the identity of the victim.
Citizens with information that can help solve crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP(7867).
Fatality Investigator Mike Baldassaro is in charge of the investigation.