- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

Police say a van was eastbound near an exit early Friday when the driver tried to avoid the alligator. Investigators say a car rear-ended the van.

Police say the driver of the car was killed and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The driver of the van is being treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.

The names of those in the crash have not been released.

The accident also killed the alligator.


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