Impaired driver caused wreck that killed woman and injured 5, police say
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman is dead and a man has been arrested after a crash on I-10 in New Orleans, according to police.
The wreck happened on I-10 West at the West End exit at around 10:39 p.m. on June 3.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, Thomas Brou, 29, rear-ended an SUV carrying six passengers, causing it to hit a metal beam and overturn.
A woman was ejected from the SUV and landed on the roadway where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released.
Five other people were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Brou was taken into custody and tested positive for impairment, police say. He is facing a vehicular homicide charge and five vehicular negligent injury charges.
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