Two people died and a passenger was injured in a single-vehicle crash in the 300 block of Lakeshore Parkway on Friday night, New Orleans police said.
The driver of a red Dodge pickup, a 27-year-old man, was traveling east about 8 p.m., Officer Frank Robertson said in a news release.
The pickup clipped a curb, causing the driver to lose control and slam into a tree. Emergency Medical Services extracted the three people from the truck.
The driver and a 5-year-old boy died at the scene. A female passenger was taken to a hospital. None of the victims was identified in the news release.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending, and an investigation is underway.