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NOPD Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run in Eighth District

by Officer Juan D Barnes Sr

September 16, 2021

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Traffic Fatality/Hit and Run

NOPD Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run in Eighth District

The NOPD is investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident this morning (September 16, 2021) at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and North Peters Street that claimed the life of one victim.

At about 6:56 a.m., NOPD Eighth District officers responded to a medical call at the location. Upon arrival and investigation, officers discovered an injured adult male victim at the location. It appeared that the victim was struck by an unknown automobile that continued its travel.

The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased.

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

Traffic Fatality Investigators are in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6208 with any additional information.

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