Tonight, members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Fatality Unit are investigating a single car accident that left a 30-year-old Lakeview man dead in the Seventh Ward. The accident occurred at approximately 9:10 P.M., on I-610 Westbound just before the Saint Bernard Avenue entrance ramp.
The 30-year-old driver of a dark colored 2003 Toyota 4Runner was traveling Westbound on I-610 when for reasons unknown lost control of his vehicle, struck the concrete guard rail and flipped over several times causing the driver to be ejected. The driver was the only person inside of the vehicle and died on the scene.
The investigating is ongoing.
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 Melvin Hunter and can be contacted at 658-6237.
Officer Garry Flot