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Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, May 08 2015 May 8, 2015 May 08, 2015 10:25 AM May 08, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

Police say a van was eastbound near an exit early Friday when the driver tried to avoid the alligator. Investigators say a car rear-ended the van.

Police say the driver of the car was killed and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The driver of the van is being treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.

The names of those in the crash have not been released.

The accident also killed the alligator.

IMAGE: Frank Robertson / WWL

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