NEW ORLEANS -- An 8-month-old boy is dead after a car crash Tuesday morning in New Orleans East.
The accident happened on I-10 Service Road near Westlake Drive, according to the New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Garry Flot.
Flot said an unidentified 23-year-old woman was driving in a red Ford Focus eastbound on the I-10 Service Road with her 8-month-old baby when she lost control of her vehicle. She veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Nissan Titan truck.
Flot said the baby died in the hospital. The mother was not injured.
The sole person in the Nissan, an unidentified 63-year-old man, suffered only a minor injury.
Flot didn't comment on whether the baby was in a car seat, but said it was an ongoing investigation.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending.