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  • 18-wheeler accident causes traffic delays at I-10/I-12 split

    September 26, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic is backed up at the I-10/I-12 split westbound due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler. The accident happened just before the College Drive exit. According to authorities, there are no injuries reported however gas is leaking from the vehicle. Keep up with Traffic... more »
  • Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways

    September 15, 2016 2:37 PM

    DETROIT - Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. The government has proposed requiring electronic speed limiters on all trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds manufactured after the... more »
  • 18-wheeler submerged in water off of I-10 East near Irish Bayou; driver dead

    September 14, 2016 10:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Authorities were on the scene of a submerged 18-wheeler off of I-10 East at Irish Bayou Wednesday morning. According to WWL , witnesses saw the 18-wheeler swerve off the road, drive across the median and crash into the canal before seeing it go into the water. Drivers... more »
  • I-10 reopened after crews remove overturned tanker Play Video

    August 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-10 have reopened after an overturned tanker truck closed I-10 East past Siegen Lane and closed at the I-10/12 split on Friday morning. Crews reopened the east and westbound lanes of the interstate around 10 p.m., after spending hours removing an overturned truck... more »
  • Man dies after rear-ending 18-wheeler in Iberville Parish

    August 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    RAMAH – A man from Mandeville is dead after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Iberville Parish. On Tuesday around 10 p.m. Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound, east of Whiskey Bay that took the life of 50-year-old Marty Wyatt of... more »
  • 18-wheeler pins vehicle on Airline Highway near Old Hammond

    July 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Airline Highway is closed to traffic Wednesday morning after an an 18-wheeler partially pinned a vehicle while turning. The accident is on Airline past Old Hammond Highway. According to DOTD, all lanes are now open after they were closed temporarily earlier on Wednesday morning... more »
  • Hazmat crew on scene after 18-wheeler crash in WBR Parish

    June 20, 2016 5:23 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Louisiana State Police say a Hazmat crew is on the scene of an 18-wheeler crash on I-10 West to monitor clean up and recovery efforts. The crash happened at milepost 144 between Port Allen and Rosedale. While all lanes remain open, motorists are experiencing... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler closes Highland Road at Gardere

    June 14, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Road at Gardere Lane remains blocked after an 18-wheeler overturned and began to leak its cargo onto the roadway. The road is closed to traffic between Staring Lane and Gardere Lane. BRFD hazmat crews are still on the scene, but city-parish officials are advising... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Trucker has bizarre explanation for parking big rig on I-12 Play Video

    March 16, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A truck driver is charged with blocking traffic on the interstate Tuesday night. Wesley Caldwell, 55, parked his rig in the right lane of the interstate heading east on I12. He continued to back up traffic in Livingston parish late Tuesday night, and early Wednesday morning. When... more »
  • Overturned tractor-trailer causes lane closures on I-10 East at LA-30 Play Video

    February 5, 2016 7:03 AM

    GONZALES - I-10 East was closed near LA-30 as crews worked to clear an overturned tractor-trailer from the road. Just minutes after noon, traffic officials announced all lanes were back open after lanes had remained closed Friday morning. Traffic congestion remained backed up around five miles at the time... more »
  • Big rig stuck in French Quarter

    January 27, 2016 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities were stuck dealing with an 18-wheeler which wedged itself into a tight corner in the French Quarter Wednesday afternoon. The truck's trailer was pinned against a balcony while the cab tried to turn from Barracks Street onto Burgundy Street, according to WWL-TV. 18-wheelers are... more »
  • I-10 reopens after 12 hour closure due to big rig pileup Play Video

    December 8, 2015 5:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reopened I-10 West through West Baton Rouge after a seven-vehicle pileup involving several tractor trailers forced it closed for around 12 hours. Trooper Nick Manale said investigators are still looking into the root cause of the wreck, which he said happened around 3... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly I-10 big rig pileup

    December 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    RAMAH - State Police identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-10 as a Tennessee man whose 18-wheeler ran into the trailers of two other big rigs on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Investigators said 42-year-old Karl Lindberg of Crossville, Tenn. died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital... more »
  • Passenger injured in Airline Hwy 18-wheeler wreck

    November 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an 18-wheeler headed north on Airline Hwy near Goodwood ran off the road into a traffic signal pole early Wednesday morning. The crash happened at around 7 a.m., causing the pole to fall onto a nearby vehicle. Police said the only injury reported in... more »
  • Two 18-wheelers involved in fatal Basin Bridge crash

    November 6, 2015 8:09 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- One person is dead after a crash on I-10 East. State troopers say two crashes took place at mile marker 133 near the end Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The accidents involved two 18-wheelers and a third vehicle. All lanes are back open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. We will... more »
  • No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

    November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish. The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office,... more »
  • I-110 S reopens after 18-wheeler fire Play Video

    September 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews worked until noon to get the interstate back open after an early morning crash on I-110 South that caused a pair of big rigs to catch fire and explode. The wreck happened at 4:55 a.m. Thursday morning in the southbound lanes of I-110 near the... more »
  • Big rig on fire closes LA 70 on Sunshine Bridge

    August 25, 2015 5:32 PM

    ST. JAMES PARISH - An 18-wheeler on fire closed LA 70 at the Sunshine Bridge just before the evening commute hours began Tuesday. Traffic officials announced the highway was back open just before 5:30 p.m. after the damaged big rig kept the roadway closed for close to an hour while... more »
  • Police say 'miracle' saved motorcycle driver Play Video

    August 11, 2015 11:48 AM

    SLIDELL – Cameras at a Slidell business caught footage of a nasty crash between a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler that veered off the road recently. Slidell Police responded to the accident Friday involving an 18-wheeler and motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 190 west and Carnation Street. Officers found... more »
  • I-10 gridlock continues after morning wrecks

    August 4, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler has caused heavy delays on I-10 West as the wreck closed an exit ramp and caused traffic to stack up beyond the I-10/12 split. The late morning wreck involving the big rig happened at the LA-1 Port Allen exit ramp on I-10 West.... more »
  • Police: Teen dies after collision with 18-wheeler

    July 4, 2015 11:49 PM

    WATSON - A teenager is dead after her car was hit by an 18-wheeler in Livingston parish. Lolene Collyer, 19, died last night from her injuries. State police say she was hit trying to make a left onto LA 1019 in Watson near LA 64. The driver of the truck... more »
  • US 190 open after 18-wheeler fire

    June 29, 2015 10:48 AM

    UPDATE: 12:48 p.m. All lanes are now open on US 190 East and West at LA 77 (Livonia). There is no traffic congestion from this incident. LIVONIA- US 190 is shutdown in both directions at LA 77. According to Livonia Police, an 18-wheeler caught fire on the highway. ... more »
  • Man killed after running into big rig

    June 26, 2015 5:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Donaldsonville man died after running into the back of an 18-wheeler in Ascension Parish Friday morning. Troopers said 30-year-old Oscar Bennett III died in the wreck on LA 3089 north of LA 70 just before 11 a.m. They said he was not... more »
  • I-10 Westbound reopened after crash

    June 20, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Both lanes are open at I-10 and LA 415 (Lobdell) after an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pick-up truck. Louisiana State Police Troop A reported a fatality, but a WBRZ News 2 crew watched as CPR was being done on the driver of the... more »
  • Weather knocks over big rigs on I-10

    April 24, 2015 5:07 PM

    BEAUX BRIDGE - Louisiana State Police said two big rigs blocked part of I-10 West after a wreck tipped them over Friday afternoon. LSP Troop I reported the wreck was weather-related, and happened on I-10 West near mile marker 108 just east of Lafayette. Traffic was piling up... more »
  • Trucking group pushes 65 mph limit for big rigs Play Video

    April 23, 2015 5:21 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A trucking group is urging the government to slow down 18-wheelers across the nation by putting electronic speed limiters on the big rigs. Truckers we spoke with at stops in Port Allen were not happy to hear that the government could put the brakes on their... more »
  • Pair of elephants keep big rig from turning over Play Video

    March 24, 2015 3:52 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Sheriff's deputies got a helping hand Tuesday morning to keep a stranded 18-wheeler from flipping over in north Louisiana. Correction: they got a helping trunk. Two, to be exact. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived on scene on I-49 near Powhatan they were... more »
  • Gonzales crash with empty 18-wheeler

    March 8, 2015 1:24 PM

    GONZALES - Police say two vehicles including an 18-wheeler collided Saturday night. The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. at the I-10 Westbound on-ramp at Hwy. 44. Gonzales police say the truck that delivers for OxyChem in Geismar was not carrying any materials in the wreck with a sedan.... more »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • With police escort, first cars cross bridge 6 hours after crash

    January 30, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic started moving on I-10 late Friday, six hours after a crash closed the interstate completely in one direction and slowed traffic in another. Two 18-wheelers and a motorcycle collided in eastbound lanes just across the East Baton Rouge Parish line on the Mississippi River Bridge... more »
  • Road opens after truck spills heavy load

    January 25, 2015 1:51 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A road is now open after it took several hours to clean up a heavy load an 18-wheeler spilled in East Feliciana Parish. It happened around 11:00 p.m. last night on LA 957 north of LA 412 in Slaughter. Officials say the truck took a turn... more »
  • I-12 finally reopens early Tuesday morning

    January 12, 2015 10:33 AM

    WALKER - I-12 closed shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the second time to allow crews to continue their attempts to clear a wrecked semi from the side of the Interstate. All westbound lanes between Satsuma and Walker were closed overnight. Traffic was diverted off I-12 at the Livingston/La.... more »
  • Highland Rd. reopens following accident involving18-wheeler

    January 6, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Rd. has reopened after it was closed west of I-10 this morning while crews cleared an accident involving an 18-wheeler. According to State Police, the truck was jack knifed near Highland Crossing, blocking the road. Highland was shutdown in both directions. Drivers were advised... more »
  • Woman hit, killed crossing I-10 on foot

    October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning. Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m.... more »
  • Driver freed from vehicle after 18-wheeler wreck

    August 21, 2014 1:02 PM

    GEISMAR - Emergency workers freed an 18-wheeler driver who became trapped Thursday afternoon when his truck ran off the road in Ascension Parish. Family members clapped for the rescuers after they cut the driver free and loaded him onto a stretcher. State Police closed the portion of River... more »
  • 18-wheeler wreck closes Florida Boulevard

    July 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving an 18-wheeler closed Florida Boulevard North in Baton Rouge during noon traffic, according to state traffic officials. DOTD said the wreck shut down the northbound side of Florida Boulevard near its intersection with Airline Highway around 12:20 p.m. The involved an 18-wheeler... more »
  • Dump truck on fire causes I-10 delays Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday. The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions. DOTD said authorities... more »
  • LSP: 18-wheeler wreck causes I-10 East delays

    June 13, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reported I-10 Eastbound past Grosse Tete is back open after briefly being closed due to an 18-wheeler that ran off the road. Troopers said motorists can expect delays and should take US 190 as an alternate route while recovery of the 18-wheeler is... more »
  • BRPD: Hit and run caused deadly 18-wheeler wreck

    May 26, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an anonymous tip led them to accuse Thomas Moore III Monday of causing a deadly wreck last week in which a woman was hit by an 18-wheeler. Police said Moore caused the crash which killed Lahisha Walls, 37, Friday morning on Airline Highway. ... more »

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