One man dead in N.O. East hit-and-run

One man dead in N.O. East hit-and-run

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in New Orleans East.

Police say they received a call of a man lying in the middle of the road unresponsive in the 13800 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 3:50 a.m. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators at the scene determined that the victim had been struck by at least one vehicle.

Details are limited at this time.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending an autopsy and family notification. Once the autopsy is complete, the victim's name and an official cause of death will be released by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Michael Baldassaro at (504) 658-6208 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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