|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|NOPD INVESTIGATING LAKESHORE DRIVE TRAFFIC FATALITY
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality the claimed the life of an unknown man and an unidentified boy and injured an unidentified female passenger. The accident occurred just before 8:00 p.m., in the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive.
The male driver of a red Dodge pickup truck was travelling eastbound on Lakeshore Drive when he struck a curb and lost control of the truck causing it to collide with a tree. The occupants of the truck had to be extracted by EMS. The male driver and the young boy died on the scene. The female passenger was transported to the hospital.
Blood and alcohol test are pending and the investigation into the accident is on-going.
Fatality Investigator Anthony Pontiff is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6210.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III