Quarter crash kills woman pedestrian
New Orleans police are investigating a French Quarter car crash that left a 22-year-old woman dead early Sunday morning.
The woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Burgundy Street about 5:20 a.m. when an intoxicated driver slammed into a balcony pole. It fell on her head and killed her, police said.
Tevest Vance, 33, was driving the car, a 1993 Nissan Maxima. He tried to flee after the accident, but an onlooker stopped him when his car stalled, police said. He was booked with vehicular homicide.
The Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the woman. Blood and alcohol tests are pending.
Woman robbed late Saturday in Terrytown
A woman was robbed in Terrytown on Saturday night, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The robbery happened in the 100 block of Terry Parkway just before 11 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Man injured during Metairie robbery
A man was slightly injured during a robbery Saturday night in Metairie, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
He was robbed about 10 p.m. in the 4300 block of Waverly Street.
Two carjackings reported in Terrytown
The JPSO reported two carjackings Saturday in Terrytown.
A man’s car was taken from him about 5:40 a.m. in the 300 block of Amapola Circle. He wasn’t injured.
Another carjacking happened about 2:30 p.m. at Ruby Street and Friedrichs Road.
No other information was made available.
Man robbed at gunpoint in Terrytown
A man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Terrytown, according to the JPSO.
The robbery happened in the 2800 block of Monterey Court North about 8:30 p.m. No one was injured.
Teenage cyclist hit by SUV in Mandeville
A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital after he was struck by an SUV in Mandeville on Saturday afternoon, Mandeville police said.
The incident happened about 2 p.m. near Monroe and Lafayette streets, WDSU-TV reported.
According to Mandeville police, a 2001 black GMC Yukon, driven by Stephanie Hammer, 33, of Madisonville, was traveling east on Monroe Street when the boy, who was riding his bicycle north on Lafayette Street, crossed into the path of the Yukon and was struck.
Police said Hammer had the right of way.
The boy was thrown about 45 feet from his bicycle. His condition wasn’t known.
Hammer wasn’t injured.
18-wheeler hits French Quarter home
An 18-wheeler hit a French Quarter home as it tried to make a narrow turn Sunday morning.
The accident happened in the 1300 block of Chartres Street about 6 a.m.
WWL-TV reported that the home’s resident said it’s not the first time large vehicles have had problems negotiating the turn.
“I’ve been in the house for 12 years, and at least once or twice a year, something happens here,” Levy Easterly said.
“One year, the back of a tour bus hit the lamp post and knocked it over, and the front of it hit the railing on the balcony above on the other side of the street,” he said.
The vehicle was cleared away by noon.