New Orleans police: Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

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Posted: May 08, 2015 8:57 AM

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.