Police Investigate Two Fatal New Orleans Car Accidents

Two people are dead after two separate car accidents in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes in New Orleans last month.

The first car accident occurred on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. The driver was southbound when he hit a pedestrian walking in the southbound lane. The pedestrian died instantly. The victim crashed his vehicle along the interstate and began walking across the lane. In a strange twist, passengers in the victim’s car said he had just attempted suicide by crashing his vehicle. He exited his car and walked into the path of the oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The second car accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Apple Pie Ridge Road in St. Tammany Parish. A car traveling east on U.S. 90 crossed the centerline and hit a truck in the oncoming lane. The car burst into flames and the driver died instantly. The truck driver was seat belted and survived with minor injuries.

Police do not suspect alcohol in either accident and continue their investigations.  

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