Members of the New Orleans Police Department's Fatality Division are investigating a traffic accident that left a 27-year-old local woman dead and a 27-year-old local male unharmed shortly before 1:30 a.m., on Interstate 10-West near Crowder Boulevard.

According to investigators, the female was operating a late model Chevrolet Suburban on Interstate 10-West when she apparently lost control of her vehicle, struck the guard fence and flipped the vehicle over. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene where she was pronounced dead. The passenger was not injured in the accident. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members.

The investigating is ongoing. Blood and alcohol tests are pending. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.