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John Alexander Killed in Car Accident on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA — John Alexander was killed in a single-vehicle accident in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Monday, December 8, 2014. Police are now trying to figure out if the driver in that accident was intoxicated at the time.

John Alexander was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Isaac Nelson. Nelson was speeding in the 2800 block of Tchoupitoulas Street and crashed into a parked car. Their vehicle went airborne and crashed. Alexander died in the accident.

Police said that Nelson could barely stand and was slurring his speech after the accident. He also smelled like alcohol and refused a breathalyzer test. He was taken to Interim LSU Hospital, where officials took blood and urine samples. Results of those tests are pending.

Scene of the Accident


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