NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a man and injured two others.
At around 11:30 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to the crash in the 5900 block of Almonaster Avenue.
When officers arrived they found an unresponsive victim lying on the ground next to the car. They also found two other men suffering from injuries.
Through the course of the investigation, traffic detectives learned that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Almonaster when the driver lost control and struck a light pole.
The male driver and other passenger were transported to the hospital by EMS where they are listed in critical condition.
No information on possible charges is available at this time.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.