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Person killed in car wreck on St. Bernard Ave Mardi Gras Day

Police say the vehicle hit a tree, flipped several times and the driver was ejected onto the street.
Credit: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS — A person is dead after a car crash in the Seventh Ward early Tuesday, on Mardi Gras morning, police confirm. 

New Orleans Police Department officials reported the crash at 4:55 a.m. They say an unidentified driver was on St. Bernard Avenue when, for reasons under investigation, they hit a tree, flipped several times and were ejected from the car onto the street near N. Miro Street. 

They died from their injuries on the scene. 

Eyewitness News crews on the scene saw a white convertible sports car overturned with significant damage and airbags deployed at the corner of N. Miro Street around 4:30 a.m. 

A crowd formed around the crash and hectically flagged down EMS trucks as they responded. 

The scene was cleared by 6 a.m. 

No further information was immediately available, including the victim's age or gender, as well as if there was anyone else in the car during the crash.

Police officials say the investigation is ongoing. 

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