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Woman dies after car falls from elevated portion of Interstate 10 near Carrollton

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Interstate 10. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. on the eastbound elevated portion of the interstate near Hwy 90.

Police say that a 56-year-old Harahan man was driving his car east on Interstate 10 when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle and hit the concrete guard rail. The impact caused the man to be ejected from the car and onto the bridge. 

The vehicle continued over the railing and came to rest on the westbound I-10 Carrollton on-ramp below. The passenger, a 47-year-old female, was pronounced dead on the scene. The man was transported to a hospital where his is listed in stable condition, police say.

Results from blood and alcohol tests are pending. The investigation into the incident continues. 

The woman's identity will be released once the coroner performs an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.  

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