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New Orleans Police: 3 pedestrians killed in tow truck crash

4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago October 02, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Sunday, October 02 2016 October 02, 2016 8:55 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow
Image: WWLTV

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a crash involving a tow truck that left three people dead and two others injured.

WWL-TV reports the wreck happened Sunday just before 5 p.m. at a Mid-City intersection.

Authorities say a tow truck was traveling southbound when it left the roadway and hit four pedestrians. Police say the tow truck then drove through a fence into the parking lot of a shopping center, where it hit several parked vehicles.

Two of the pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene. A third pedestrian died at a nearby hospital.

The fourth pedestrian and the tow truck driver were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Police say they are still investigating the wreck. No other details have been released.

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