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Pedestrian struck and killed in N.O. East car crash

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality in Gentilly Friday evening.
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality in Gentilly Friday evening.
Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 6:56 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The New Orleans Police Dept. is investigating a traffic fatality in New Orleans East overnight.

A 70-year-old man was struck and killed around 1:20 a.m. in the 7900 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Police say the man was crossing the eastbound lanes of Chef Menteur Highway with he was struck by the driver of a Mazda CX9.

The victim died at the scene.

The driver also remained at the scene.

The victim’s identity was not released.

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