Posted: Sep 19, 2011 6:11 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Section is investigating an unclassified death involving a vehicle accident that left a 55-year-old man dead.
The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.
The accident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Tchoupitoulas Street.
Police say the man was eastbound when he drove off the roadway and struck a building. The man was transported to a local hospital where he died. The vehicle and building had minor damage.
The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.