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Passenger killed in Tchoupitoulas crash identified; driver charged

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Orleans Parish Coroner has identified a 53-year-old man killed in a crash on Tchoupitoulas.

John Alexander, 53, was killed early Monday morning. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Tchoupitoulas Street near the Irish Channel.

Officers say that the driver, 29-year-old Isaac Nelson, lost control of his Chevy truck and struck a parked car. The truck flipped on its side.

Nelson's passenger, Alexander, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nelson has been charged with vehicular homicide. Details surrounding the charges are unclear at this time.

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