A motorcyclist was fatally injured Sunday in a crash on Interstate 10 eastbound in Kenner.
The accident occurred about 11:45 a.m. at the Loyola Drive exit.
According to the Kenner Police Department, a 2014 white Ford Focus, driven by a 68-year-old Hammond man, appeared to be exiting onto Loyola Drive when it merged back into the right lane and into the path of an eastbound 2006 Harley-Davidson driven by Edwin L. Fortier III, 52, of Metairie.
The motorcycle struck the rear of the car and Fortier was fatally injured. He died at the scene.
Fortier was wearing a helmet, but it was not certified by the Department of Transportation, Kenner police said.
Driver impairment “does not appear to be a factor” in the crash, Kenner police said. They said the unnamed driver of the Ford Focus passed an intoxilyzer test.
No criminal charges have been filed. The matter will be forwarded to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office for review.
Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser urged anyone who witnessed the crash to call traffic investigator Jacob Tolpi at (504) 712-2425.
Man beaten, robbed at gunpoint in 7th Ward
A 59-year-old man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint early Sunday in the 2000 block of Pauger Street in the 7th Ward, according to New Orleans police.
The man was walking shortly after midnight when he was approached by three men, one armed with a gun. The men demanded money.
When the victim claimed he didn’t have any, the men grabbed him, dragged him into an alley, pistol-whipped him and took $180 from his pockets before fleeing.
Man robbed Saturday morning in Algiers
A 41-year-old man was robbed by two armed men in Algiers on Saturday morning, according to New Orleans police.
The victim was standing at Newton and Sumner streets about 8:30 a.m. when a burgundy-colored vehicle drove up and two men brandishing handguns got out of it.
They took the man’s money and prescription drugs before fleeing, according to police.
Two robbed Saturday on Uptown street
A man and a woman were robbed Saturday in Uptown, New Orleans police said.
The victims, both 45, were at Camp and Robert streets about 10:15 a.m. when they were approached from behind by two men wearing ski masks. At least one of the men had a gun.
The pair fled in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner, after stealing the victims’ cellphones, purse and wallet.
Man robbed early Saturday in Mid-City
A 29-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in Mid-City, New Orleans police reported.
The man was walking at Banks Street and South Jefferson Davis Parkway about 4 a.m. when he was approached by a man with a gun.
The robber took the victim’s wallet, containing $40 and credit cards.
Man robbed after car wreck in Gentilly
A man was robbed at gunpoint after an automobile collision in Gentilly, according to New Orleans police.
The incident happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday at Paris Avenue and Agriculture Street.
The victim, 52, got out of his vehicle after the apparent accident, and another vehicle pulled up. A man got out and pointed a gun at the victim.
The armed man fled after getting $200, and the driver of the other car involved in the collision fled as well.
Friends’ argument leads to stabbing
A 44-year-old man was stabbed Saturday afternoon in Central City after getting into an argument with a friend.
The friend went to his vehicle, got a sharp object and stabbed the victim, New Orleans police said.
The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Magnolia Street.
Man shot Sunday morning in Marrero
A man was shot Sunday morning in Marrero, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
The shooting occured about 9 a.m. in the 6200 block of Fourth St. The man's wounds were not life-threatening.
Couple accosted, robbed near Audubon Park
A couple near Audubon Park were robbed of their groceries and other personal belongings, according to a reported sent out on Twitter by the Uptown Messenger.
The robbery occurred around 6 p.m. at Camp and Walnut Street, according to the Messenger report.