Two people were killed and six others were injured after being struck by a car on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, Saturday night, according to New Orleans Police.
The driver initially fled the scene, but police arrested him a short while later. Police did not release the suspect’s name and as of 10 p.m., police were still working to determine whether or not he was intoxicated. The driver hit a total of eight people. Five were taken to the hospital, three were in critical condition. Two victims were pronounced dead on the scene. The sixth victim was in stable condition and refused treatment.
— Katherine Mozzone (@MozzoneReports) March 3, 2019
NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson addresses multiple fatality crash on Esplanad pic.twitter.com/Q2IVL4XfhD
— Matt Sledge (@mgsledge) March 3, 2019