Man struck, killed while trying to cross Seventh Ward street

A man was hit and killed by a car, Sunday, while trying to cross a street in the Seventh Ward. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:00 p.m. in the 2500 block of Elysian Fields. The man's identity will be released once family members are notified.

According to police, the man attempted to cross the street in a non-crosswalk area, when he was struck by a northbound car, driven by a 35-year-old man. The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say that no citations have been issued. Results from blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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