NOPD: One dead after motorcyclists race, crash on Almonaster Avenue

NOPD: One dead after motorcyclists race, crash on Almonaster Avenue
A motorcyclist is dead and another is in surgery after a race turned into a deadly crash. Source: Fox 8

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash that happened around midnight in the 7400 block of Almonaster Avenue.

Officers on scene determined that two motorcyclists were racing each other traveling eastbound on Almonaster Avenue when they collided, according to the report.

Both were transported via EMS to an area hospital for treatment.

One of the motorcyclists died from his injuries while in surgery.  The other was listed in critical condition and in surgery, according to NOPD.

No further details are available at this time.

NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6208 with any information regarding this incident.

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