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NOPD investigating crash that claims the life of an 8-year-old boy, four other sent to the hospital

NOPD investigating crash that claims the life of an 8-year-old boy, four other sent to the hospital

POSTED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:15pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:19pm

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatality that left an 8-year-old boy dead and leaves four other passengers in critical condition. The incident happened on Saturday, July 21 shortly before 11:00 p.m. on I-10 westbound at the Morrison Road off ramp exit.

The 27-year-old male driver of the 4-door Black GMC SUV was travelling westbound on the I-10 Morrison Road off ramp when for reason unknown he struck the curve. The driver of the GMC lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip over multiple times causing himself and the 8-year-old male passenger to be ejected from the vehicle.

The 8-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene and the unidentified driver and three other passengers of the GMC SUV were listed in critical condition at the hospital.

A toxicology test will be conducted. The accident is currently under investigation.

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