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Person dead, 5 hurt after SUV flips and hits pedestrians in New Orleans

3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, April 19 2022 Apr 19, 2022 April 19, 2022 2:40 PM April 19, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - One person died and five others were hurt after a crash that left a pile of wreckage in front of a New Orleans home.

The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday. The New Orleans Police Department said the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was speeding the wrong way down Pauger Street near I-10.

As the SUV crossed the intersection of Pauger and North Miro Street, it collided head-on with another car. The Suburban overturned on impact and struck four pedestrians.

Police initially reported the driver of the Suburban fled the scene, was arrested and was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. However, NOPD issued a correction, saying the driver of the Suburban and its occupants fled the scene following the crash.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The correction also said one of the pedestrians was killed in the crash rather than the driver. Updated reports say neighbors heard gunshots before the crash, but it is unclear whether the gunfire was connected with the overturned vehicle.

Police say the driver is wanted for responsibility in what is now a deadly hit and run.

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