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1 dead, 5 injured in late-night traffic crash on Paris Road, NOPD says

The NOPD says one person was killed and five others injured in a head-on collision just before...
The NOPD says one person was killed and five others injured in a head-on collision just before midnight Saturday (Oct. 23) in the 2400 block of Paris Road in the Michoud area.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 7:12 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An 18-year-old woman was killed and five other people injured late Saturday night (Oct. 23) after a traffic collision near the Michoud area of New Orleans East, police said.

The crash occurred around 11:46 p.m. in the 2400 block of Paris Road (I-510). According to New Orleans police, the driver of a sedan traveling southbound on the roadway lost control of the car for reasons still unclear, and crossed into the path of an SUV traveling northbound.

Each vehicle had three occupants, police said, and the 18-year-old woman in the back seat of the sedan was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The five other victims were taken for hospital treatment by New Orleans EMS, and authorities have provided no update on their conditions.

NOPD traffic fatalities detective Richard Chambers is in charge of the investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Chambers at (504) 658-6205.

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