New Orleans -- Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a 21-year-old man dead early Saturday morning in New Orleans East.
According to investigators, around 1:30 a.m Saturday, a motorist was driving on North I-10 Service Rd. when he discovered the unresponsive victim lying on the side of the road. The passer-by immediately notified New Orleans police.
Officers and EMS responded to the scene. EMS attempted to revive the victim, but were unsuccessful.
The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards believes the unknown vehicle was travelling northbound on the service road when it struck the skateboarder and fled the area. There were no witnesses present during this accident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.