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Motorcyclist dies in Friday collision; 2 others wounded

First reports from the scene of the collision said the motorcycle went on to collide with a parked car after the motorcyclist was ejected.
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NEW ORLEANS — A motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle and killed after a collision with a pedestrian in the Irish Channel Friday night, a police spokesperson said. The collision hurt the pedestrian and a passenger in a nearby parked car.

The collision happened on Tchoupitoulas Street near General Taylor minutes before 10 p.m. Friday, a statement from New Orleans Police Department's Public Affairs said.

First reports from the scene of the collision said the motorcycle went on to collide with a parked car after the motorcyclist was ejected.

The motorcyclist died at the scene of the collision. Paramedics with New Orleans Emergency Medical Services rushed the two injured people to a nearby hospital for treatment

"No further information is available at this time," the statement from NOPD said. "The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent and determine the official cause of death, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family."

As investigators continue looking for clues at the scene and talking to people who may have known, seen or heard anything to find out how the collision happened and why, the investigation is far from over, but police said they're willing to hear from people with information.

NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6208.

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