BREAKING: 2 dead, multiple injured after car hits pedestrians on Esplanade Avenue in NOLA

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NEW ORLEANS — Police and EMS are responding to a car that hit a group of pedestrians, killing two people and hurting multiple others, officials said. 

The City asks that people should avoid the scene in the 3200 block of Esplanade Avenue and clear the way for emergency vehicles. 

Scanner calls around 8 p.m. Saturday called for emergency response to a traffic accident with multiple injuries in the Bayou St. John neighborhood.

NOPD officials said two people were pronounced dead on the scene by EMS. 

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