Crash involving NOPD cars closes interstate

One officer hospitalized

Chris Miller
August 19, 2019 - 11:09 am
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UPDATE: As of 11:43 a.m., NOPD reports the I-10 east-bound has reopened

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a crash on I-10 near the Twin Spans that ended up involving one of their units. The east-bound lanes have been closed at I-510 while officers investigate.

"At about 8:48 a.m., NOPD was notified of a single vehicle accident at the location involving an NOPD unit," said NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney. "The officer driving the vehicle was not injured."

Shortly after another NOPD unit arrived on the scene to investigate, a third vehicle crashed into that car.

"The Traffic officer was inside of the vehicle at the time of the crash and suffered injuries," said Looney. "The officer has been transported to a local hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition."

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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