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Man walking on I-610 killed after he was hit by car, knocked over guardrail Sunday morning

A pedestrian walking on Interstate 610 in New Orleans early Sunday morning died after he was hit by a vehicle and knocked over the side of the highway’s guardrail, according to the New Orleans Police Department. 

Authorities have not identified the man. The accident occurred about 2:16 a.m. near the Elysian Fields Avenue exit, police said. 

New Orleans police located the family of a two-year-old girl who was found alone in Central City on Saturday, an updated NOPD release said.

The man was walking on eastbound I-610 in the highway’s left lane when he was hit by a 2015 Dodge Challenger. The impact threw the man over the guardrail and down to the ground.

The pedestrian landed near St. Anthony Avenue and Benefit Street (map). He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The car’s driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, NOPD said. The driver did not show any signs of impairment and was released. 

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