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A scooterist is declared dead after fatal hit-and-run

NOPD investigates a traffic fatality in Gentilly


A fatal hit-and-run left one person dead after she was struck by a car on Tuesday evening at the intersection of Franklin and Filmore Avenues. 

NOPD officers in the Third District responded to a call about a car crash at 5:45 p.m., upon arrival officers found the victim dead on the scene.  

Officers say the victim was driving a motor scooter northbound on Franklin Avenue at the intersection. At the same time, a car was leaving a nearby business and turned from northbound Franklin Avenue onto westbound Filmore Avenue, striking the woman in the intersection. 

The crash caused the rider to be ejected from the scooter, while the car continued to travel westbound on Filmore Avenue. The victim died on impact, the department says. 

NOPD says the car is a full-sized SUV and has front-end damage from the collision. The make, model, color and license plate of the car is unknown. 

Investigators are currently gathering evidence and information to identify the suspects responsible for the incident.  

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and determine the official cause of death after an autopsy report is completed and family members are notified. 

No additional details are available. 

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