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A 41-year-old man died early Sunday morning after crashing his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle into a shopping cart left on South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was headed northbound on South Carrollton about 12:30 a.m. As he passed the Interstate 10 exit ramps, he hit a metal shopping cart in the roadway, according to the initial NOPD report. He crashed into a guardrail and died at the scene.

Routine blood and alcohol tests and the results of an autopsy are pending, and the NOPD Traffic Fatality Division is continuing the investigation.