New Orleans man dies in 1-vehicle wreck in Plaquemines Parish


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BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana — State police say a New Orleans man died Monday evening in a single-vehicle wreck on Louisiana Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish.

Troopers say the accident happened at about 6 p.m. The victim was identified as Joseph Chevis.

Investigators say Chevis was driving a Chevrolet Suburban southbound when he drove off the highway and through a fence.

The vehicle struck an embankment before coming to a stop in front of a house.

Chevis was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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