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  • All lanes now open after 18-wheeler wreck on I-10

    April 22, 2014 6:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now in open on I-10 East near the I-10/I-110 split after it had been shutdown for nearly four hours following an accident involving an 18-wheeler. The truck came to a stop hanging over the edge of the roadway. Fuel was leaking from the... more »
  • All lanes open on I-12 following 18-wheeler accident

    April 16, 2014 6:23 AM

    WALKER- All lanes are now open at I-12 West after it was closed at Satsuma following an 18-wheeler accident Wednesday morning. State Police say the big rig ran off the road and suggest you use US 190 as an alternate route. If you're traveling westbound on I-12, you should... more »
  • One killed, one charged in I-10 wreck

    March 13, 2014 6:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man from Mississippi will face charges once he is released from the hospital after a crash killed the passenger in his van Thursday evening. Roberto-Carlos Rivas, 26, of Texas died. Devin Spence, 24, of Mississippi will be booked with negligent homicide, State Police said. Investigators... more »
  • Truck overturns at I-10 on-ramp

    November 18, 2013 11:28 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said an 18-wheeler overturned while trying to get onto I-10 in Ascension Parish Monday morning. Troopers said the big rig turned over at the I-10 West entrance ramp on LA 73 just after 11 a.m. State Police warned drivers in that area to find... more »
  • Drivers describe "terrifying" interstate wreck Play Video

    August 5, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police cited the driver of a flatbed truck hauling wooden pallets after they said it flipped on I-110 and lost its load in Baton Rouge. Lt. Don Kelly said officers cited Daymeon Bradford, 36, of Houston for careless operation after the wreck on I-110 at North... more »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • 18-wheeler wrecks, closes road during rush hour

    March 6, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police closed a portion of Highland Road in southern Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous chemical turned over. Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson Curt Monte said the driver tried to turn onto Highland from Gardere, but took it too sharp and the truck went into... more »
  • LSP says unrestrained driver killed in Watson wreck

    February 5, 2013 4:15 PM

    WATSON - State Police said the driver killed in an afternoon wreck in Livingston Parish wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said Walter C. Phillips Jr., 60, of Greenwell Springs died in the wreck on La. 1019 in Watson. Investigators said Phillips went off the road while going... more »
  • Wreck leaves hundreds of BR residents in the dark

    January 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hit a utility pole and left hundreds in the dark this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to police. The wreck happened in the 2900 block of Baton Rouge around 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries. Entergy reported more than 1,500 customers from the... more »
  • Truck fire shuts down I-10W on Basin Bridge

    January 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin. The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab. The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »
  • Trooper saves woman from fiery wreck

    January 2, 2013 5:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A state trooper saved an unconscious woman from the burning wreckage of her car earlier this morning in Livingston Parish. State Police said the woman's car ran up under an 18-wheeler on Magnolia Bridge Road and caught fire around 7 a.m. today. They said the woman... more »
  • Cement truck wreck closes I-10E for hours Play Video

    December 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours. The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
  • I-10E could reopen soon after cement truck wreck

    December 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said I-10 East in Baton Rouge could reopen within the hour at the site of an overturned 18-wheeler. The truck overturned at Siegen Lane early this morning. It was carrying an estimated 74,000 pounds of cement, which had to be offloaded after the truck... more »
  • Finally, I-10 opens again between Baton Rouge and Lafayette Play Video

    October 19, 2012 7:53 PM

    HENDERSON- All lanes of I-10 West have reopened, after a crash nearly 24 hours ago. Thursday night, two 18-wheelers crashed into each each other at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The wreck caused a large fire, and one of the trucks spilled its load of drilling mud,... more »
  • I-10W reopened after fatal wreck last night Play Video

    October 19, 2012 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened one lane of I-10 West around 6:30 p.m., nearly 24 hours after a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Henderson. Barrels and caution signs will be placed to warn drivers on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of the one-lane area, and troopers warned drivers to expect... more »
  • I-10W to stay closed late for wreck cleanup

    October 19, 2012 8:01 AM

    LOBDELL - State Police said drivers heading west from Baton Rouge should expect delays and detours into this evening as I-10 West remains closed following a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Lafayette. The wreck happened Thursday night at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Henderson and killed one... more »
  • Overturned truck back up, I-10W still closed

    August 14, 2012 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10W in Baton Rouge is still closed at the I-10/110 split after an 18-wheeler overturned earlier this morning. EMS said no one was injured in the wreck, which DOTD said happened on the Deadman's Curve of I-10W going toward the bridge just before 11 a.m. ... more »
  • Tractor trailer, vehicle wreck on Whiskey Bay Bridge

    August 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders and helicopters were called out to a wreck this morning for a wreck on I-10 West at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. According to EMS, an 18-wheeler and another vehicle were involved. They said ambulances and a helicopter were en route to the scene, but... more »
  • I-10E reopened after big rig wreck

    June 11, 2012 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities re-opened parts of I-10 East in Baton Rouge as work continues to remove an overturned 18-wheeler. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said lanes could be open and closed temporarily to finish cleanup operations. He ealier advised drivers to avoid I-10 East until cleanup... more »
  • Motorists told to avoid I-10 East after big rig wreck

    June 11, 2012 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police warned drivers to avoid I-10 East in Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler wreck this morning. The truck overturned on the right shoulder, blocking two lanes of traffic according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Kelly said all lanes of traffic would need to be... more »
  • 18-wheeler travels wrong way on I-10

    May 19, 2012 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Troopers used spike strips to stop an 18-wheeler traveling in the wrong direction on I-10 across the Atchafalaya Basin Friday, according to Louisiana State Police. The driver, 62-year-old Marshal Smith of Gaffney, S.C., was booked into Iberville Parish Prison on counts of DWI, reckless operation, flight... more »
  • Update: I-12 W at O'Neal now open; East remains closed

    February 29, 2012 6:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-12 West at O'Neal Lane has reopened following an early morning accident involving an 18-wheeler. I-12 East at O'Neal remains closed at this time. DOTD says eastbound traffic is being diverted off at O'Neal. The backup from the closure is approaching Millerville on I-12 East and... more »
  • I-10 traffic flowing smoothly after morning delays

    December 20, 2011 5:44 AM

    Update: All lanes are open on I-10 West. BATON ROUGE - An accident involving two tractor trailers caused major traffic congestion along I-10 westbound this morning. The accident is now cleared, however delays continued along the interstate for hours. more »
  • Woman seriously injured in I-12 crash

    November 12, 2011 10:21 AM

    A woman fights for life while three other are injured after an early morning crash. It happened around 2:39am Saturday morning on I-12 East Bound just before the O'Neal Lane exit. According to officers, five vehicles including two 18-wheelers were involved. BRFD removed the woman from a... more »
  • Big-Rig leaves wake of destruction

    July 23, 2011 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The driver of an 18-wheeler, that lost control smashing into four vehicles and a tire shop, had a seizure while driving, according to police on the scene. The rig, which was hauling fresh cabbage to New Orleans, veered off Airline Highway just south of Florida Boulevard, crashing... more »
  • Van carrying TPSO inmates rear-ended by big rig

    July 12, 2011 2:05 PM

    TICKFAW - Eight people were injured today when a van carrying inmates from the Tangipahoa Parish jail was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler near Tickfaw. Trooper Nick Manalli with Louisiana State Police said the van had seven inmates and a driver, and all had minor to moderate injuries from the... more »
  • Tractor trailer crashes, catches fire on LA 64

    July 4, 2011 8:14 AM

    ZACHARY- An accident involving a tractor trailer carrying crude oil has shut down LA 64 in both directions. The crash happened around 6:45 this morning on LA 64 at Joor Road. Witnesses tell News 2 the truck left the roadway and flipped over causing the truck to catch fire. They... more »
  • Denham Springs man killed in I-12 wreck

    June 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    WALKER - A wreck on I-12 in Livingston Parish killed a Denham Springs man and shut down the interstate for hours, according to police. Walker Police said a 57-year-old Denham Springs man died when he lost control of his truck, crossed the median on I-12 and was hit by... more »
  • I-12 West shut down at Amite River Bridge after wreck

    May 20, 2011 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Interstate 12 westbound is shut down after a wreck involving two 18-wheelers at the Amite River Bridge. For the latest traffic information, visit the DOTD 511 website . The wreck happened just around 10:15 a.m. at the bridge between the O'Neal and South Range exits.... more »
  • Van hits 18-wheeler head-on, blocks I-10W

    January 13, 2011 11:18 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A head-on collision between a van and an 18-wheeler this morning has nearly shut down I-10 westbound near Prairieville. According to State Police, the driver of the van was critically injured when he drove across the median and into the path of the 18-wheeler, hitting it head-on. The... more »
  • Airline, Plank closed after 18-wheeler turns over

    January 11, 2011 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An overturned 18-wheeler has closed the off ramp from Plank Road onto Airline Highway in north Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the truck was carrying cardboard and other recycling material, and that a small fuel leak from the truck had been... more »
  • Truckers diagnose I-12 problems

    January 10, 2011 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both lanes of I-12 eastbound are back open after traffic officials put recovery operations on hold for a crashed 18-wheeler. The truck, which was hauling potatoes, rolled onto its side in the construction zone near the Amite River Bridge this morning. There were no injuries, and... more »
  • LSP: I-12 back open after truck crash, could close again tonight

    January 10, 2011 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both lanes of I-12 eastbound are back open after traffic officials put recovery operations on hold for a crashed 18-wheeler. The truck, which was hauling potatoes, rolled onto its side in the construction zone near the Amite River Bridge this morning. There were no injuries, and... more »
  • One person dead following crash near Plaquemine

    December 19, 2010 8:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- One person is dead following a crash involving a car and an 18-wheeler on LA 1 near Hwy. 1148. It happened around 7:30 this evening. Investigators at the scene told News 2, a truck was traveling on Highway 1148 when another car crashed into it. Multiple law... more »
  • Mayor, children hospitalized after school bus accident

    December 3, 2010 10:43 AM

    PORT BARRE - Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of a school bus driven by a local mayor after he stopped to pick up children, injuring 21 kids. Three of the children were hurt critically in Friday's wreck. The kids on board ranged in age from... more »
  • All lanes open on Hwy 1 on-ramp to I-10 westbound

    October 8, 2010 2:09 PM

    All lanes are open on the Highway 1 on-ramp to Interstate 10 westbound. Lanes had previously been closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler hanging partially over the railing. Authorities said the wheels of the truck were on fire, but the driver was able to put the fire out. Paramedics... more »
  • Right lane open on I-12 eastbound after accident

    October 1, 2010 7:51 PM

    The right lane is open on Interstate 12 eastbound at mile marker 17. I-12 westbound and the left lane eastbound are still closed due to an earlier accident involving a car and 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler overturned and is currently in the median. Police said a man was trapped... more »
  • Castor man dies in 18-wheeler crash

    September 29, 2010 6:59 AM

    State police say a 31-year-old Castor man died when his 18-wheeler ran off the road and hit several trees. The accident happened around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 71 north of Montgomery. Troopers say Emmett V. Womack III was ejected during the crash and died at the scene. more »
  • All lanes open after fatal accident on I-12

    September 2, 2010 8:19 PM

    Update : All lanes are open on Interstate 12 westbound near Range Avenue after a fatal accident that occurred around 6:15 this evening. Authorities said the driver of an 18-wheeler died after the vehicle went off the roadway on the right side of I-12 a quarter of a mile... more »
  • I-10 open after daylong clean up

    August 24, 2010 10:21 PM

    Eastbound lanes are finally open after 14 hours because authorities thought they had a dangerous situation. It turns out, only paint spilled, but the truck carried an assortment of hazardous materials. The driver pulled over near the I-10/I-12 split when his back tire appeared to be on fire. When... more »
  • Pedestrian struck in deadly crash was fleeing from police

    August 4, 2010 4:27 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 late Monday night was fleeing from West Baton Rouge deputies and handcuffed at the time. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, was the passenger in a Kenilworth tractor trailer rig that was... more »
  • I-12 closed due to overnight crash

    August 3, 2010 5:40 AM

    State police are working to clear up an accident overnight involving two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 near Denham Springs. The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Monday. One 18-wheeler caught fire and the other was carrying hazardous material. Troopers say two big rigs were heading west on the interstate when... more »
  • I-10 back open

    July 30, 2010 4:13 AM

    3:40 a.m. Update : All lanes are open on I-10 west at the Lobdell/ LA 415 exit and on I-10 east at the Ramah exit are open. I-10 Eastbound and westbound is shutdown around the Grosse Tete exit. (Near mile marker 136) An 18-wheeler has overturned and is... more »
  • Deadly crash on I-12

    July 21, 2010 5:40 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a crash on Interstate 12 eastbound that killed one person. It happened just after 3 a.m. near the Millerville exit. Police say a witness on the scene told them the 18-wheeler was at a complete stop in the middle lane of traffic when the motorcycle... more »
  • LA 30 now open

    June 16, 2010 10:26 PM

    Louisiana State Police said LA 30 is now open. The road was closed due to an 18-wheeler that overturned earlier today. Police said a brown pick-up truck traveling west on LA 30 tried to pass the 18-wheeler and cut the vehicle off. The driver of the 18-wheeler lost control, and... more »
  • LA 30 may be open by 10 p.m.

    June 16, 2010 9:45 PM

    Louisiana State Police said LA 30 may be open by 10 p.m. The road has been closed due to an 18-wheeler that overturned earlier today. Police said the 18-wheeler’s trailer has been up-righted and attached to a new tractor. It is being inspected before being hauled back to Air Liquide... more »
  • LA 30 expected to be closed for hours

    June 16, 2010 5:37 PM

    LA 30 will be closed for hours due to an 18-wheeler that overturned earlier today. Louisiana State Police said there is a small leak in the 18-wheeler’s tank containing liquid nitrogen, but it is not a threat to the surrounding area. A crane is en route to up-right the 18-wheeler... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler blocks road

    June 16, 2010 4:20 PM

    An overturned 18-wheeler on LA 30 is causing a roadblock between Ashland Road and I-10. Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said there is no word on how long it will take to get the vehicle up-right and out of the way. Department head Rick Weber said... more »
  • Overnight crash in Baton Rouge

    June 4, 2010 4:37 AM

    State police are investigating a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a car on Airline Highway near Highland Road in Baton Rouge. It happened just before 2 a.m. Friday. The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital for injuries after being trapped. The cause of the crash is... more »
  • Both lanes of I-12 eastbound now open

    May 21, 2010 10:26 PM

    Update: Both lanes of Interstate 12, east bound, are now open. At this time, the scene has mostly been taken apart. The stretch of road had been closed for almost 30 hours. Louisiana State Police say both the 200,000 pound motor and the 18-wheeler carrying it, have been picked up.... more »
  • Stretch of I-12 eastbound to be temporarily closed

    May 20, 2010 10:28 PM

    Update: Louisiana State Police say they are preparing the shut down part of Interstate 12, east bound, near LA 63, which is the Livingston/Frost exit. An 18-wheeler that partially blocked part of I-12 earlier today is still on the side of the interstate. It was hauling what is believed... more »
  • I-12 Eastbound partially blocked near Holden

    May 20, 2010 4:47 PM

    I-12 eastbound is partially blocked near the Holden exit. An 18-wheeler carrying what is believed to be a large industrial motor is blocking the outside lane. Officials say it may take some time to move the 18-wheeler due to its heavy load. Traffic is flowing in the inside... more »
  • Child killed in head-on collision

    May 16, 2010 9:39 AM

    An 8-year-old girl was killed and her mother was critically injured in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler. It happened Saturday afternoon on I-10 westbound near Grosse Tete. State Police say 39-year-old Steven Key was driving east on I-10 when he crossed the median and crashed into an... more »
  • One dead after fatal accident near Donaldsonville

    May 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    Update: A man is dead after his car struck the back of an 18-wheeler outside of Donaldsonville. Louisiana State Police say the 20-year-old Ryan D. Johnson was killed after his car drifted into the opposite lane on LA 70, south of LA 3127 in Ascension Parish. The 1999 Chevrolet... more »
  • One dead after fatal accident near Donaldsonville

    May 7, 2010 3:20 PM

    Louisiana State Police have confirmed that one person is dead after an accident between a vehicle and 18-wheeler near Donaldsonville. It happened at Highway 70 and Highway 1039. News 2 has a crew en route. We will update with new information as it becomes available. more »
  • Sources: 1 of 4 killed in I-10 crash a BRPD officer

    April 9, 2010 5:39 PM

    Update: Louisiana State Police have released the identities of two of the four victims who died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. Police said truck drivers Mark Woodard, 34, of Denham Springs and Fredy Guerra, 52, of Edinburg,... more »
  • Two victims in I-10 crash identified

    April 9, 2010 4:49 PM

    Louisiana State Police have released the identities of two of the four victims who died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete. Police said truck drivers Mark Woodard, 34, of Denham Springs and Fredy Guerra, 52, of Edinburg, Texas,... more »
  • Deadly crash near Grosse Tete closes I-10

    April 9, 2010 7:58 AM

    Traffic on Interstate 10 westbound near Grosse Tete is closed because of a major accident involving an 18-wheeler. A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire. Louisiana State Police say four people were involved and at least two... more »
  • I-10 near Grosse Tete closed

    April 9, 2010 6:43 AM

    Traffic on Interstate 10 near Grosse Tete is closed right now because of a major accident involving an 18-wheeler. Currently, westbound traffic is being diverted at LA 415. A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire. Louisiana State... more »
  • U.S. 61 remains shut down in St. Francisville

    March 31, 2010 4:27 PM

    U.S. 61 in St. Francisville is expected to be shut down until after 7 p.m., according to Louisiana State Police Troop A. Officials said the time will allow crews to move the concentrated chlorine from the overturned 18-wheeler into another tanker. Then the truck will be righted and moved... more »

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