Man, 66, killed when dump truck hits him

A 66-year-old man died Monday morning after a dump truck hit him as he walked on a Central City sidewalk.

The crash happened about 11:40 a.m. near South Claiborne Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Police said a 38-year-old Luling woman was driving a Toyota van south on M.L. King when she tried to turn east onto Claiborne. She collided with the dump truck that was already headed east on Claiborne, police said.

After the collision, the truck, driven by a 52-year-old New Orleans man, overturned and hit the victim.

The truck then hit a utility pole, two cars and a building. No one inside the building was injured.

The victim died a short time later at a hospital. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

The woman who drove the van was not injured, while the truck driver was in stable condition at a hospital, police said.

Police did not immediately issue any citations. Blood and alcohol test results are pending.

Coroner identifies two N.O. homicide victims

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified two people killed in the city in recent days.

It said Liquell Thomas, 26, was shot about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in the 1500 block of Columbus Street.

Alfred Johnson, 27, was shot about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue.

Police have not identified a suspect or motive in either case.

Man killed in Uptown accident is identified

A man killed early Sunday morning after an accident in Uptown New Orleans has been identified as Joshua Snell.

Snell, 24, died of blunt-force injuries after he was ejected from a friend’s car about 12:40 a.m. in the 5600 block of Magazine Street, near St. Joseph Street, said Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner.

Police booked 25-year-old Luke Allison with vehicular homicide.

Allison was driving his Honda Civic west on Magazine when he lost control of the car and hit a metal pole. The car continued moving, and Snell was tossed from it, police said. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Allison was treated for a minor injury before being booked, police said.

Two suspects sought in Central City shooting

Police are searching for two men suspected in a recent shooting in Central City.

Edward Patterson, 24, and Keron Cooper, 25, allegedly shot a 22-year-old man about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 as he walked in the 1800 block of South Liberty Street.

The suspects fled the scene after the shooting.

The men are each wanted on a charge of attempted murder, police said.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact 6th District detectives at (504) 658-6060.

Gunfire wounds three early Monday in N.O.

Three people were wounded in separate shootings early Monday in New Orleans, police said.

The first shooting occurred in Central City. A man was shot multiple times about 12:15 a.m. at Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Liberty Street.

The second shooting took place about 6:40 a.m. at Interstate 10 westbound and Franklin Avenue. Two victims were taken to a Kenner hospital, police said.

Police provided no information about the victims’ conditions.

Police seek teen who fled from home

Police are searching for a teenager who left his home Sunday night after an argument with his mother.

Ventrus Daggs III, 15, was last seen about 9:15 p.m. at his home in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street in the Lower 9th Ward, police said.

He has a medical condition and needs medication, police said.

Police described him as black, 5-foot-7, about 200 pounds with a stocky build and a low-cut bush hairstyle. He was last seen wearing a purple KIPP School T-shirt.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the New Orleans Police Department at (504) 821-2222.