This morning members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit are investigating a car accident that left a 35-year-old man dead in New Orleans East. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of family members. The accident occurred at approximately 6:25 A.M., on I-10 Westbound near Irish Bayou.
A 35-year-old man was driving a dark colored Dodge Intrepid Eastbound on I-10 when for reason unknown lost control of his vehicle. He went across the median and struck a dark colored Nissan Juke traveling Westbound on the I-10 driven by a 61-year-old man.
The 35-year-old man died at the hospital and the 61-year-old man is listed in stable condition.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending and the Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The lead Fatality Investigator is Edgar Edwards and can be contacted at 658-6200.
Officer Garry Flot