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Two people have died after a car apparently struck a guardrail and fell off an elevated portion of the I-10 East overpass in the Desire area, according to New Orleans police.

The two male victims, 40 and 43, were pronounced dead on scene after the car fell. 

The fatal incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning near the Louisa Street and Almonaster Avenue exit. The initial report came out about 3:30 a.m. The BMW apparently rode along the guardrail and flipped multiple times before coming to rest on the ground near the Almonaster Westbound lanes of traffic, according to a report. 

The South exit of I-10 East was closed after the incident. The names of the victims and official causes of death have not yet been released. 

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