NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman is dead following a traffic accident along Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East.
The accident happened around 10 p.m. Monday in the 13000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.
Police say that the driver of a red Ford Focus was traveling eastbound when for unknown reasons, collided with the back of a tractor trailer that had slowed down to make a turn. The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Blood and toxicology results are pending.
The investigation is ongoing.