A 45-year-old Violet man died late Saturday night in a crash in the 5900 block of Almonaster Avenue, New Orleans police said.
Around 10:37 p.m., the man was driving a 2011 Cadillac Escalade westbound on Almonaster Avenue when he apparently lost control, struck the median curb and ran off the road, the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The vehicle flipped over, causing it to land on its top inside of a ditch.
Emergency medical paramedics rendered medical aid, but the man died at the scene.
The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of family.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, NOPD said.
Fatality investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the investigation.