Two killed when car plunges off elevated I-10 in New Orleans East

August 12, 2017 - 7:17 am

Two men were killed when a car went flying over the side rails of the elevated portion of the I-10 East Almonaster/Louisa Street exit Saturday morning and landed on the street below.

NOPD Traffic Fatality investigators say the incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m.

The 2010 BMW 528 was found upside down on Almonaster Street. The two men inside were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say a witness told them that the BMW rode the guardrail on I-10 before flying over the side and landing on Almonaster Blvd. near the westbound lanes. The vehicle then flipped several times before coming to rest upside down.

The names of the victims and the official cause of death will be released by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. 

If you have any information about this incident please contact NOPD Crash Investigator Michael Baldassaro at 504-658-6290

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