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NOPD: One person killed in 3-car traffic accident

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Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 6:47 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -One person was killed early Sunday morning in a 3-car accident, New Orleans Police say.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on I-10 east near mile marker 248.

The initial investigation revealed that the driver of vehicle #1 was heading eastbound on Interstate 10 when for unknown reasons it struck vehicle #2 on its passenger side.

Subsequently, vehicle #2 crashed into the guardrail and continued to move several feet before coming to rest in the left lane. Soon after, vehicle #3 struck the back of vehicle #2.

A total of five people were involved in this incident.

Only the driver, a male, was inside of vehicle #1. He remained at the scene.

Vehicle #2 contained two women and a man. One woman, the driver, was taken to the hospital. A passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of vehicle #3, a woman, was also transported to the hospital for treatment.

No further information is available at this time.

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