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NOPD searches for a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash, investigators need your help

NOPD released a video of a vehicle they believe hit and killed a woman in a wheelchair and injured another man.

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police released video of a vehicle they believe hit a man pushing a woman in a wheelchair on I-10 Service Road and then sped away.

The hit-and-run crash happened Monday November, 21.

“At approximately 5:52 PM, a female subject was being pushed in a wheelchair by a male victim in the westbound travel lane in the 9300 block of South I-10 Service Road,” an NOPD report says. “At the same time, the pictured vehicle – appearing to be a white Honda Accord bearing an unknown license plate – was also traveling in the westbound travel lane. The Accord then struck the victim and male from the rear and fled the scene.  As a result of the collision, the female victim sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene. The male victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.”

Investigators are working to identify the Accord pictured above and its owner/operator. The wanted vehicle will have damage to the right side and a damaged/ missing side view mirror. Surveillance video of the vehicle can be viewed in the above player, and images can be found below this text.

Anyone with additional information on this incident, the pictured vehicle, and/or the driver/occupant at the time of this incident is urged to contact NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Richard Chambers at 504-658-6207or by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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