METAIRIE, La. -- Two women died in a crash on Interstate 10 near Cleary Avenue Sunday, according to State Police.
The crash claimed the lives of Susan Perez, 31, of Metairie, and Karla Ordonez, 35, of New Orleans, said Trooper Melissa Matey, a spokesperson for State Police.
Around 11 p.m., Perez was driving east on the interstate with Ordonez in the front passenger seat, when the car crossed all of the eastbound lanes and hit the guardrail, said Matey. The women were pronounced dead on the scene.
Speed is believed to be a factor, said Matey. The women were wearing seat belts, and impairment is unknown. Toxicology tests are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.