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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Saturday night, the New Orleans Police Department began investigating a traffic fatality that killed one and injured five others.

The accident was reported to be in the 2400 block of Paris Road (I-510).

According to police, around 11:46 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the location. 

Upon arrival, officers found three victims inside of each car, for a total of 6 victims. 

According to the New Orleans Coroner, one female victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The other five victims were transported to the hospital by NOEMS.

WGNO currently has no information on the conditions of the injured.  

The initial investigation revealed that the driver of vehicle #1, a sedan, was traveling southbound on Paris Road when for unknown reasons the driver lost control of the car and struck vehicle #2, an SUV.

The SUV was heading northbound. 

The deceased victim was in the rear seat of vehicle #1.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will officially identify the deceased victim in this incident upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6205 with any additional information. 

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