NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD fatality unit is investigating an early morning accident that killed a man and shut down the eastbound Crescent City Connection for several hours.
According to investigators, a two car accident occurred on the U.S. 90 East bridge near the Camp Street exit.
Around 4:30 A.M. officers arrived on scene, where they learned that a black Honda Accord and a white GMC pickup truck were both headed eastbound when the two vehicles became involved in a crash.
As a result of the crash, the 48-year-old male driver of the Honda was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the roadway.
It was then that another vehicle, a Dodge Grand Caravan traveling eastbound on U. S.-90B East, struck the ejected driver who was on the roadway.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The bridge had to be closed for several hours to complete the investigation.