Update: New Orleans Officer Dies After Being Struck By Drunk Driver

Update:  6/7/16

Officer Natasha Hunter has died from injuries suffered in this weekend’s crash, the New Orleans Police Department said Tuesday.


A New Orleans police officer is in grave condition after being struck by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 10 early Sunday morning, NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said.

Officer Natasha Hunter, 31, was parked in the shoulder of I-10 eastbound near Esplanade Avenue to help another officer investigate a multi-vehicle crash around 2:30 a.m., Harrison said.

A passing driver veered to the right and struck Hunter’s vehicle as she sat inside

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  1. Murphy's Mom

    Prayers for her to make it through this. Hope the perp gets his/her due.

  2. Janis Tobin

    I pray the officer lives and recovers completely so she can make her Victim Impact Statement at the drunk driver’s sentencing!!

    • Sam Houston

      Sadly, she passed away today.

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