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Both East and West bound lanes on the highrise are now open after separate car accidents on both sides early Sunday morning.

The accident on the East bound side of 1-10 resulted in the death of an off duty police officer who was on the scene.

The officer had stepped out of his personal vehicle to help a motorist already involved in an accident when he was struck by what police believe to be a 2011 or 2012 Porshe Panamera. The driver fled the scene heading east toward Slidell.

The vehicle is said to have heavy right side, front end damage and is missing a light kit as well as a door handle and mirror.

Anyone with information as to the driver's identity or the location of the vehicle is asked to notify NOPD immediately or call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.

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