A 21-year-old woman died in a traffic accident early Sunday on Interstate 10 eastbound near the Irish Bayou exit in New Orleans East, police said.
Around 3 a.m., a Honda Odyssey driven by a 25-year-old man was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when a Nissan Altima driven by a 26-year-old man with two passengers, a 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, struck the Honda in the rear, the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. All occupants of both vehicles were transported to the hospital, where the woman later died, police said. Her name is being withheld pending notification of family.
The 28-year-old man is listed in critical condition.
NOPD fatality investigator Kevin Thompson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6210.