N.O. East car crash leaves two men dead

The  Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Laurie Peters was killed after being...
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Laurie Peters was killed after being rear-ended by a pickup truck while on her mo-ped.(Raycom)
Updated: Apr. 11, 2020 at 1:32 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Two men are dead following a two-vehicle crash Friday night, according to the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit.

Investigators said the accident occurred around 6:40 pm in the 25700 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

The driver of a black Cadillac was traveling westbound on Chef Menteur Highway and for an unknown reason veered into the eastbound lane of Chef Menteur Highway, hitting a black Chevy truck that was traveling the same direction, according to police.

Emergency Medical Personnel pronounced both drivers of those vehicles dead on the scene.

The accident is still under investigation, blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and will release the identity of the victim.

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