Motorcyclist killed in Saturday morning crash on I-10

Biker falls to his death from overpass near Tulane and Airline Highway

Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 11:16 am

New Orleans Police are investigating a Saturday morning motorcycle crash on I-10 West that took the life of an unidentified male.

It happened about 4:00 a.m., on Interstate I-10 West, near the intersections of Tulane Avenue and Airline Highway.

Investigators determined that the man operating the vehicle was traveling westbound on the interstate, while taking the Airline Highway exit. 

For unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate the elevated curve and lost control, struck the guardrail and was ejected. He landed on the ground below, in a grassy area. He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name and cause of death upon autopsy and notification of family.

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