Woman dies after car hit by garbage truck in Metairie

Woman dies after car hit by garbage truck in Metairie

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A woman was killed Friday in a traffic accident in Metairie, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The accident happened at about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Wabash Street and Harvard Avenue.

Deputies arrived to find an 85-year-old female unconscious in the back seat of a car that had been hit by a garbage truck.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the garbage truck, 46-year-old Kevin Graves of New Orleans, drove through a stop sign and hit the gold Chevy Malibu.

The woman, whose name is not being released pending notification of family members, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other passengers in the Malibu, ages 61 and 83, were not seriously injured.

Currently no charges have been filed in this accident pending the outcome of an investigation.

The driver of the garbage truck agreed to take a sobriety test to determine if he was impaired. The results were not included in the sheriff's news release about the accident.

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