Man walking on I-10 dies after being struck by passing vehicles

Interstate 10
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A man walking on I-10 died after a vehicle ran over him over.

According to New Orleans Police, the unidentified man was walking in one of the lanes on I-10 west near Orleans Avenue about 3:42 Monday morning, when a vehicle traveling in the center lane, struck and knocked him down.

Police say another vehicle then ran the victim over. EMS pronounced the man dead on the scene.

The tragic incident caused the interstate to shut down for three hours and traffic had to divert off the interstate at the Orleans Avenue exit.

It is not clear at this time why the man was walking on the interstate.