NOPD investigating I-10 West traffic fatality

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NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred early Sunday on I-10 West near the Canal Street Exit.

Police say a young woman was killed in the accident. One person is in custody in connection to the fatality.

The crash occurred about 3:40 a.m.

A 25-year-old woman involved in the accident died on the scene. Her body was taken to a local hospital.

Authorities say the accident involved three vehicles.

Officers have learned that all three cars were driving in the center lane of I-10 W when vehicle #1  crashed into the rear of vehicle #2 , causing vehicle #2 to crash into vehicle #3.

Two people were inside of vehicle #2.   The 25-year-old victim was a passenger in that vehicle. The driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition. 

There was one person  in vehicle #3.  That person has minor injuries. 

The person in vehicle #1, who is now in police custody, complained of no injuries. 

No further details are available at this time.