The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the 9400 block of Hayne Boulevard and left one driver dead.
At about 11:38 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to a vehicle crash in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim lying in the roadway wearing a motorcycle helmet, and a black Cadillac CTS car and white motorcycle in the roadway, both with significant damage.
Investigation revealed that the two vehicles were both traveling eastbound on Hayne Boulevard when they are believed to have collided near the intersection with Martin Drive. The vehicles then came to rest further east on Hayne Boulevard.
The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene from sustained injuries.
The male driver of the Cadillac, who was not injured, was transported by police for DUI testing.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing. No information on possible charges is available at this time.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Traffic Fatality Investigator Collin Munster is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6205 with any information on this incident.