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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD Investigating Fatality on Interstate 10 near Airline Drive

May 19, 2013

This morning, the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit is investigating a fatality that left an unidentified man dead.  The incident occurred shortly before 2:00 A.M., on the Interstate 10 Westbound Airline Drive exit.

The driver of a silver Toyota Tundra was traveling westbound down the Airline Drive exit, when for reasons unknown, lost control of the vehicle and flipped over the guardrail falling onto the ground level.  The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. 

Fatality Unit Investigator Richard Blackman is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6237.

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  The police force is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.



Officer Hilal B. Williams

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Last updated: 5/20/2013 1:17:15 PM

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