Three dead, including child, when chase ends in NOLA East car crash

June 28, 2017 - 4:31 pm

Authorities say a 2-year-old is among three people killed after a car chase ended in a crash in New Orleans East.

Trooper Melissa Matey, a Louisiana State Police spokeswoman, says state police units tried to stop the vehicle in downtown New Orleans for a stolen license plate. The driver fled, proceeding to Chef Menteur Highway, where it collided with a truck and ran off the road.

"We know at least two people were ejected during the crash," said Matey. "One of them was a 2-year-old. Both of them are deceased."

Matey says a third person in the vehicle committed suicide.

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