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NEWORLEANS -- New Orleans police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened early Sunday morning in New Orleans East.

Officers responded to a traffic accident in the 4200 block of Downman Road around 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

The 23-year-old driver of a Suzuki motorcycle, who hasn't been identified, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Downman road when he struck the back of another vehicle traveling along that road.

The driver was ejected from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured and no citations were issured. Toxicology tests are pending, and the Orleans Parish coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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