Paul Fleming

Paul Fleming 

Police on Saturday arrested a man on negligent homicide and feticide charges in the fatal head-on collision that killed a man and a pregnant woman. 

Paul Fleming, 44, was booked on two counts of negligent homicide and one count of third-degree feticide in the Saturday morning crash on the Highway 11 bridge.

Police said Fleming was driving a black Toyota Tacoma northbound about 9:12 a.m. while entering the bridge at the flyover ramp. Fleming’s truck crossed over into oncoming southbound traffic and crashed into a gray Nissan versa, police said. The driver of the Nissan, a 34-year-old man, and his passenger, a 29-year-old pregnant woman, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A passenger in Fleming’s truck was taken to the hospital for treatment, while Fleming was taken to the NOPD Traffic headquarters and booked. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash, and blood and alcohol samples are pending.

Other crimes reported to the New Orleans Police Department Saturday into Sunday morning include:

-A man was arrested after police say he robbed a woman about 4:46 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Canal and Marais streets. Phillip Joseph, 18, was booked on one count of simple robbery after police say he snatched a woman’s fanny pack, court records show. Preliminary police reports say Joseph was arrested when he returned to the scene after the victim called him.

-A woman reported being raped in the Treme Saturday morning. According to an NOPD major offense log, the woman, 46, was sexually assaulted by an unknown man near the intersection of N. Villere and Conti streets. Police did not provide any further details.

-A woman was robbed in New Orleans East Saturday morning, police said. The victim, 38, told police she was in the 4800 block of Laine Avenue about 9:49 a.m. when she was approached by a woman who punched her, took her cash and fled the scene.

-A Mid-City business was robbed Saturday evening, police said. About 9 p.m., a man wearing a black bandana over his face and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt entered Paraiso Grocery in the 3100 block of Banks Street, pointed a gun at the store clerk, and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the gunman fled the scene with cash and a pack of cigarettes.

-A cabdriver was robbed by a passenger near the intersection of S. Carrollton Avenue and Spruce Street early Sunday morning, police said. About 2:40 a.m., the driver told police a female passenger in his car brandished a knife and tried to stab him. The driver said he fought off the woman and left the car. The woman fled the scene after searching the cab, police said.

-A man was robbed in the 5900 block of Tullis Drive Sunday morning, police said. The victim, 27, told police he had gone to the location to meet a woman but was confronted by two men. One of the men identified himself as the woman’s boyfriend and attacked the victim, took his wallet, cell phone and car keys, police said.

-A man was robbed at gunpoint in Central City early Sunday morning, police reports show. The victim, 32, was in the 2000 block of Baronne Street about 3:11 a.m. when he said he was approached by a man who brandished a gun and demanded his property. The victim complied with the gunman’s request, and the suspect fled the scene.

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