NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are investigation an accident that left a 31-year-old Mississippi woman dead and a man in the hospital.

Police say the hit and run accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on Interstate 10 eastbound.

The unidentified driver of a motorcycle collided with a cargo van that was already stopped because of traffic congestion from another accident.

Police say the motorcycle driver lost control causing his female passenger to be ejected from the bike where she landed on the westbound side of the highway in oncoming traffic .The victim was struck by a black sedan that kept going.

The unidentified passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the motorcycle was listed in stable condition at the hospital.