A car crash killed a 37-year-old woman as she walked on North Claiborne Avenue and Kerlerec Street early Saturday morning, New Orleans Police said.
The 29-year-old driver was driving her 2007 Jeep Compass westbound on North Claiborne Avenue at Kerlerec Street when she hit the victim who was in the right lane of the street around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
The driver continued westbound down North Claiborne Avenue to Orleans Avenue with the victim on her Jeep near the windshield, police said. When she got to the Interstate 10 West ramp at Orleans Avenue, she stopped in the far right lane.
Police said the victim was pronounced dead on the scene and the driver was not injured in the crash.
The driver tested above legal alcohol limit on the scene and was booked with hit and run and vehicular homicide, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.