ATV, dirt bikes involved in fatal crash with car on Chef Menteur Highway

One person is in critical condition after a crash between a car and a couple of ATVs Monday night.

NEW ORLEANS – Police are investigating a deadly crash involving an ATV and two dirt motor bikes on Chef Menteur Highway Monday night.

According to New Orleans Police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Majestic Oaks Drive. Investigators discovered that a gray Pontiac Grand Prix tried to turn onto Majestic Oaks Drive when it was struck by three ATVs traveling at a high rate of speed without headlights.

Police say the impact of the crash caused one ATV driver to be ejected. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A driver of one of the dirt bikes was transported to the hospital by EMS and is listed in critical condition. A second dirt bike driver and the Pontiac driver were transported with minor injuries.

NOPD said the investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and release the victim’s name after notifying the family.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Traffic Fatality Investigator Danny Ellis at 658-6215.

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