JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating two separate crashes in Jefferson Parish that claimed the lives of two people and a dog.
The first crash took place just after 1 a.m. Saturday on the Causeway Boulevard on-ramp to I-10 East. According to police, 23-year-old Jennifer Holpp of Metairie, was driving a motorcycle over the speed limit. She was traveling on the left curve of the elevated ramp when she struck the concrete barrier wall. The impact caused her to be ejected over the wall and onto Causeway Boulevard. Holpp was pronounced dead on the scene. She was wearing a DOT approved helmet. Investigators do not know if alcohol played a role in the crash. A toxicology tests will be performed during an autopsy.
The second crash happened just before 6 a.m., Saturday, on Hwy. 90 east at the intersection of Boyce Street in Metairie. Police say that 58-year Maria Adams of Jefferson was walking her dog on a leash, just south of the train tracks that cross Hwy 90. When she crossed the center lane of the highway, both she and her dog were struck by a pickup truck, driven by 55-year-old Bryan Kovesdi of Metairie. Both Adams and her dog were pronounced dead on the scene. Police obtained a breath sample from Kovesdi, which showed no detectable alcohol in his system.
Police continue to investigate both crashes.