68-year-old man killed in New Orleans East

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A 68-year-old man is dead in New Orleans East after he was struck and killed while crossing busy Chef Menteur Highway near Cerise Street. 

It happened around 7:40pm when the driver of a white pickup Westbound on Chef Menteur hit the person. 

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene but were unable to revive the victim.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The accident remains under investigation. 

Blood and alcohol tests are pending. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and will release the identity of the victim.

No other information on the incident is available at this time.