NOPD: Man killed in hit-and-run accident

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident. The accident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Amelia Street.

Police say the unidentified pedestrian was crossing the eastbound lanes of South Claiborne when he was struck by a dark gray Chevrolet Avalanche.

Investigators say the driver of the Avalanche drove off with possible front-end damage.

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