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  • Pair of elephants keep big rig from turning over check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones. The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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