NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department reports that a man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in New Orleans East on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
NOPD officials said the crash happened at the intersection of Bundy Road and Chef Menteur Highway. They received a report of the incident at about 8:43 p.m.
Police responded to the scene to find that the crash was between a Jeep and a motorized ‘mini-bike’.
An investigation revealed a 26-year-old man was heading west on Chef Menteur Highway on the mini-bike when the Jeep pulled out from Bundy Road. The truck attempted a left turn onto Chef Menteur when they collided.
Officials pronounced the 26-year-old dead on the scene. The other driver remained at the crash site.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity after an autopsy is done and the family is notified.
Anyone with additional information on the incident is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Unit investigators at (504)-658-6205.