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Louisiana State Police investigating deadly crash on Airline Drive in Metairie

The crash is causing significant delays headed eastbound on the road as well.

METAIRIE, La. — Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly crash near a road construction project in Metairie that closed parts of Airline Drive on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of Airline and Transcontinental Drive. Troopers closed westbound lanes of Airline drive as they examined and collected evidence in the roadway.

The exact circumstances of the crash are still unclear. Total Traffic New Orleans reported that at least one person had died. It's not clear if the crash was related to the nearby construction, which is being done as part of a pavement widening project. 

The crash caused heavy delays in both directions. 

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