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Tow truck hits pedestrian in Central Business District Monday morning

The traffic fatality happened in the lower part of the Central Business District.
Credit: WWLTV

NEW ORLEANS — Investigators with the New Orleans Police Department are working a traffic fatality that happened in the Central Business District Monday morning.

It happened at about 8:55 a.m. at the intersection of S. Peters and Poydras Streets.

“A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a tow truck and declared deceased at the scene,” says an NOPD report.

"Just before 9:00 a.m, a flat-bed tow truck traveling north on South Peters with the traffic signal turned left onto Poydras Street. At that time, the victim reportedly attempted to cross Poydras Street on foot north bound on South Peters Street. The victim was struck by the truck and was pronounced by EMS to be deceased on scene. The tow truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators."

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