NOPD working Westbank traffic fatality

NOPD working Westbank traffic fatality

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – New Orleans Police are investigating an accident that left a 45-year-old man dead.

The incident occurred Friday at 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of General DeGaulle Drive and Garden Oaks Drive.

A 26-year-old man was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima eastbound on General DeGaulle Drive when he struck the victim as he was crossing the street at Garden Oaks Drive, New Orleans police said.

EMS arrived at the scene shortly after and pronounced the victim dead.

The driver, 26-year-old Jeron C. Wheeler, has been arrested and booked with Vehicular Homicide as a result of a traffic accident.

The Orleans Parish coroner will release the victim's name and will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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