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Police investigate fatal accident on Franklin Avenue

Car crash scene underneath I-610 at Franklin Avenue Car crash scene underneath I-610 at Franklin Avenue

New Orleans Police are investigating a car accident that left two people dead. The accident occurred Saturday around 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 610/Franklin Avenue off ramp.

According to police, the driver lost control of the vehicle while exiting the interstate. The vehicle ran into a concrete column, before bursting into flames. 

The driver and passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene. Prior to the crash, a call came in to authorities stating that the car involved in the accident was driving recklessly on the interstate.

The identities of the deceased could not be determined due to the nature of the fire. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Results from blood and alcohol tests are pending. 

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