Passenger killed, driver injured in New Orleans East crash

Passenger killed, driver injured in New Orleans East crash

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in New Orleans East that has left one person dead and another person injured.

Police say the crash happened Saturday night around 8:50 p.m. on I-10 between the Michoud Boulevard exit and Irish Bayou exit.

Investigators say a 61-year-old man was driving a Silver Nissan Sentra eastbound on I-10 when for unknown reasons he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered to the right into the grassy area where it crashed into a steel pole.

The passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a local hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The name of the deceased victim is being withheld pending family notification and the completion of an autopsy. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name along with an official cause of death.

If anyone has any information about this crash, they are asked to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Collin Muster at (504) 658-6215.

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