I-10 East reopens at Irish Bayou after fatal accident

I-10 East reopens at Irish Bayou after fatal accident

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - I-10 East was closed at Irish Bayou due to a traffic fatality.

The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Lanes started to reopen around 5 p.m.

The New Orleans Police Department says an adult male driver was heading westbound on Interstate 10 near the Ridgeway Boulevard exit when, for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip and come to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-10.

The driver died at the scene.

Drivers are still urged to avoid the area.

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