NOPD investigating fatal interstate accident

NOPD investigating fatal interstate accident

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one victim.

At 2:34 a.m. Seventh District officers responded to the report of an overturned vehicle on Interstate 10 West at the Morrison Road exit.

According to the report, there was one person in the vehicle at the time of the accident who died at the scene.

All lanes of I-10 westbound were closed while investigators gathered evidence in an effort to determine the cause of the accident.

Traffic is now allowed to pass through that intersection.

This is the second fatal accident at that intersection in 24 hours.

No further information is currently available.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name upon completion of the autopsy and notification of the family.