NOPD investigating traffic fatality

NOPD investigating traffic fatality

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -New Orleans police are investigating traffic fatality that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man from Violet, Louisiana. The incident occurred in the 5900 block of Almonaster Avenue, at around 10:37 p.m Saturday.

According to police, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade was traveling westbound on Almonaster Avenue, when he apparently lost control and struck the median curb. The vehicle ran off the road and flipped over onto its top, and landed in of a ditch.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and rendered medical aid, still the victim died on the scene.

Blood and alcohol tests are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

The Coroner's Office will conduct an official autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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