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NOPD: Woman dead after hit-and-run Saturday night

As of now, there is no description of the vehicle or the driver. The woman's identity has not been released.

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly hit-and-run in New Orleans East Saturday night. 

According to NOPD Seventh District officers, a woman was struck and killed at the intersection of Chef Menteur Hwy. and Gawain Dr.

Paramedics with New Orleans Emergency Medical Services rushed to the scene to render aid, but when they got there, all they could do was declare her dead.

The victim's name will be released by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office after an autopsy is complete but not before the office reached the victim's family members.

Anyone willing to share information that can help police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867. People can also contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Detective Danny Ellis, who is leading the ongoing investigation. She can be reached at 504.658.6208.

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