New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Section is investigating a fatality that left a 43-year-old Alabama man dead. The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 P.M., on I-10 westbound before the Chef Menteur Highway exit ramp.
The man was crossing the Interstate on foot when he was struck by one or more vehicles that fled the scene. The man died on the scene.
Detectives found the passenger’s side mirror and parts of a Ford SUV on the scene. The SUV’s front passenger's side received heavy damage and Detectives are investigating to determine the registered owner of the Ford SUV.
The incident remains under investigation.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending and the Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6208.
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Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot