Gabrielle Boykin / Eyewitness News
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatality which occurred Friday night, shortly after 10:00 p.m. in Algiers.
According to police, a 39-year-old man was struck by a white Honda Accord while running across General De Gaulle Drive.
An 82-year-old man was driving his vehicle in the eastbound lanes of General De Gaulle Drive near the intersection of Shirley Drive when the accident happened. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and the 82-year-old man was taken to the hospital.
No citations were issued.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.
Blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.