NOPD: Car crash kills driver near Superdome early Thursday morning


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality on Thanksgiving.

Around 8:33 a.m., Sixth District officers responded to a reported accident on the South Claiborne ramp leading to Interstate 10 eastbound. 

Upon arrival, they observed a single vehicle had crashed into the barrier at the split heading to Poydras Street and the Superdome. 

The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene.

South Claiborne is currently closed at the bottom of the ramp due to ongoing police activity related to the accident. Inbound traffic is being diverted to Earhart Blvd. until further notice. 

No further information is currently available. 

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