SBSO ASSISTS NOPD WITH TRAFFIC FATALITY
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic accident on Monday, Aug. 1 at approximately 12:40 p.m. involving a dump truck and a silver Toyota four-door sedan that occurred in the 2600 block of Paris Road near the Orleans Parish line, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
When deputies arrived on the scene, Sheriff Pohlmann said, the dump truck was turned on its side on the shoulder of the road and the Toyota’s engine was on fire.
Deputies were able to remove two adult females who were trapped inside the burning Toyota along with assistance from a group of concerned citizens. A young boy between 8-10 years old who was a passenger in the Toyota and the dump truck driver did not have any reported injuries on scene.
The two females were transported by New Orleans EMS and Acadian Ambulance to an area hospital where it was reported one of them sadly succumbed to her injuries.
Sheriff Pohlmann said the Toyota became fully engulfed but was quickly extinguished by the St. Bernard Fire Department.
The scene was taken over by the New Orleans Police Department. The New Orleans Levee District Police Department also was on the scene.
Sheriff Pohlmann wishes to thank Deputies Collin Mills and Brandon Gaudet, both of the Field Operations Bureau’s Crime Prevention Unit, and the concerned citizens for their swift action and heroic efforts to render aid to these motorists.
The Sheriff’s thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those involved in the accident.