NEW ORLEANS — Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-10 near Irish Bayou Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. on I-10 near the Ridgeway Boulevard exit. According to NOPD, a man was driving westbound on the interstate when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle flipped and stopped in the eastbound lanes of I-10. 

According to police, the man who was driving died at the scene.

The eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed for a couple of hours before at least one lane was reopened around 5 p.m. All lanes of traffic were flowing again by 5:30 p.m.