NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Police say a motorcyclist has died after a crash on Hayne Boulevard late Tuesday night.
According to New Orleans Police, the crash happened around 11:38 p.m. near the intersection of Hayne Blvd. and Martin Drive.
Officers responding to the scene found a man wearing a motorcycle helmet lying in the roadway. A black Cadillac CTS and a white motorcycle were also nearby with “significant damage.”
Investigators believe both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Hayne Blvd. when someone hit the back of the motorcycle. The vehicles continued down the road before coming to rest in the 9400 block of Hayne Blvd.
A preliminary report from NOPD said 31-year-old Antonio Hernandez had been arrested in connection with the wreck. He was booked with one count of vehicular homicide.
Police said the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim’s name at a later time.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Collin Munster at 504-658-6205.
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