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NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a vehicle accident in New Orleans East that left an unidentified male dead Tuesday.

According to NOPD, around 10:35 p.m. the driver of a Ford Ranger truck was traveling westbound on Lake Forest Boulevard when for reasons unknown, he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the Neutral ground, just before Crowder Boulevard.

The man died on the scene.

There were no passengers in the truck and no one else was injured in the accident.

According to NOPD, the investigation is ongoing and blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Orleans Parish coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death in this case.

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