NOPD investigating fatal motorcycle crash on Almonaster Avenue

NEW ORLEANS–  The NOPD is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in New Orleans East in the 7400 block of Almonaster Avenue.

Just before midnight, NOPD officers received a call of a vehicle crash with injury in the area. Upon arrival and investigation of the scene, officers determined that two motorcycle operators were apparently racing each other traveling eastbound on Almonaster Avenue when, for undetermined reasons, the two vehicles collided.

Both operators were transported via EMS to an area hospital for treatment. One of the operators died from his injuries while in surgery, while the second operator was listed in critical condition and in surgery as of early Thursday morning (May 10).