December 19, 2014 6:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident.
Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
December 15, 2014 7:43 AM
MARKSVILLE - Authorities say a 61-year-old Pineville man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Avoyelles Parish. The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by 50-year-old David C. O'Quinn, of Marksville, pulled... more »
December 15, 2014 7:14 AM
SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a small plane crashed in Red River after its pilot reported landing gear problems. Detective Bobby Herring says the crash was reported just before 1:20 p.m. Sunday, after the airplane, attempting a landing at Shreveport's Downtown Airport. Herring said the pilot was told... more »
December 15, 2014 6:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Your morning commute isn't off to a good start this week, with traffic backed-up to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident on the new Mississippi River Bridge.
The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean-up diesel leaking from... more »
December 15, 2014 5:42 AM
HAMBURG, MS - Mississippi deputies say a 63-year-old Louisiana man was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow hunter. Franklin County Sheriff James Newman says Rick Kennedy, of Vidalia, died after being shot by 52-year-old Danny Richards, of Natchez, Friday morning. Newman says the shooting happened at a hunting club... more »
December 15, 2014 5:33 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week.
15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two... more »
December 10, 2014 9:05 PM
PIERRE PART - The Diocese of Baton Rouge said Wednesday, a popular priest at a rural church died after falling off his bicycle earlier this week.
Father Clarence Waguespack fell off his bicycle on Highway 70 near Lee Drive in Pierre Part Monday. He broke his neck in the... more »
December 9, 2014 7:46 AM
KENNER - Kenner police say a male pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 10 eastbound. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police found a male body on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim... more »
December 9, 2014 4:21 AM
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Federal investigators have recovered the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from a private jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing all three aboard and a mother and her two young sons in the home. Residents near a regional airport say they heard the plane flying... more »
December 8, 2014 6:35 AM
MIAMI, FL - Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist hit a bear along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades and stopped. Authorities say a Cadillac Escalade hit the bear Sunday evening and people in a second vehicle had stopped to... more »
December 8, 2014 5:08 AM
OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
December 4, 2014 8:42 PM
HENDERSON - For the second time Thursday, I-10 through the Atchafalaya Basin closed due to a wreck involving semis.
Eastbound lanes closed near the beginning of the bridge in St. Martin Parish shortly after 7 p.m. It remained closed late into the night as crews worked to tow the... more »
December 1, 2014 3:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon.
The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
November 28, 2014 4:43 PM
GEISMAR - State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a construction worker in Ascension Parish last week.
Troopers released information about the suspected vehicle involved. Authorities said Friday, they are looking for what is possibly a white or silver, newer model Mustang. The Mustang... more »
November 24, 2014 6:43 AM
MANDEVILLE - St. Tammany Parish authorities have identified the driver of a sport utility vehicle that went over the railing of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the water. Divers with the sheriff's office recovered the SUV Sunday afternoon. The driver, 38-year-old David Zapot of Lacombe, was still in the vehicle.... more »
November 24, 2014 3:36 AM
VIDALIA - Louisiana State Police say two men are dead after a fiery crash in Concordia Parish. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says a pickup truck was trying to turn left from Louisiana Highway 565 and collided with a northbound Volkswagen, which overturned and caught fire. He says the VW's driver,... more »
November 24, 2014 3:27 AM
IOWA - Louisiana State Police say a crash in Calcasieu Parish killed a Lake Charles teenager and injured a woman from Jennings. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says 16-year-old Britney Anne Trahan apparently failed to yield at a stop sign when entering U.S. 90. He says her Toyota Scion was hit... more »
November 20, 2014 8:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - An overturned car blocked two lanes and slowed traffic on I-10 West near Essen Thursday morning.
Authorities cleared the accident and reopened all lanes approximately an hour later. No word on what caused the accident or any injuries.
Check back for updates. more »
November 19, 2014 9:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials have removed two bodies from Lake Pontchartrain, both of them roughly about a mile from the runway at the lakefront airport Wednesday.
The first body was reported found about 9 a.m.
The discovery of the body was followed shortly by the report of a... more »
November 12, 2014 6:09 AM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police say a Geismar man was killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning.
The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. on U.S. Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish. Accident investigators say Cody Viator, 27, was killed after his car ran into a... more »
October 31, 2014 10:50 PM
WALKER - Ten people were injured in a hayride accident Friday night.
One person was taken to an area hospital via the Acadian Ambulance medical chopper; others were whisked away via traditional ambulance. The wreck happened near the intersection of Cane Market Road and Spring Lake Drive around 9... more »
October 31, 2014 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - A crash on River Road between South Stadium and Gourrier Avenue near LSU's campus sent one person to the hospital with injuries on Friday morning.
According to witnesses, a southbound SUV ran off the road and hit a Lexus sedan traveling northbound in the opposite lane... more »
October 29, 2014 10:55 AM
ROBERT - Authorities say a 44-year-old Robert man died in a single vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 190 in Tangipahoa Parish. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says Bobby Creekmore Jr. was eastbound Tuesday night when his car ran off the road and struck a culvert. Marchand said Creekmore was taken to... more »
October 28, 2014 5:55 AM
NEW IBERIA - State police say a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 14 has claimed the life of a 42-year-old Jeanerette man. Master Trooper Brooks David says Michael Dooley of New Iberia was traveling west on Highway 14 Monday night when he turned left into the path of a motorcycle.... more »
October 27, 2014 7:41 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say a head-on crash on La. Highway 1 in Assumption Parish killed a 10-year-old girl and injured 3 others. Trooper Evan Harrell says Neveah Pierson, of Gray, died when the car she was riding crossed the center line and struck another car Sunday afternoon. Harrell says... more »
October 24, 2014 9:15 PM
MAUREPAS - A man riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening.
State Police said James B. Geter, 46, failed to negotiate a curve on La. 22 east of La. 16 shortly after 6 p.m. Geter's motorcycle left the highway as the road curved to the right,... more »
October 23, 2014 5:09 PM
CENTRAL - Changes are coming to an intersection notorious for wrecks in Central.
The state has come up with a solution they believe will stop the repetitive problem at Greenwell Springs and Sullivan Road, by changing the eastbound left turn signal on Greenwell Springs Road. Currently, the light allows... more »
October 22, 2014 5:46 AM
WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned. The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was... more »
October 17, 2014 4:59 PM
PORT ALLEN- The children of Les Miles' sister won $2.5 million in a lawsuit Friday in West Baton Rouge after their mother died at an intersection in 3 years ago, Frank Tomeny of Tomeny Law Firm said in a press release.
Jessie and Katie Browne sued the State of... more »
October 14, 2014 10:54 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation.
David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
October 13, 2014 6:34 PM
WHITE CASTLE - After a train accident killed three people in a car that tried to cross the tracks while a guard rail was down, residents want changes to a rail line through the town.
Clifton Davis, 37, Courtney Canada, 25, and Andrea Foster, 33, were killed in the... more »
October 8, 2014 9:02 AM
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - Authorities say a pilot is dead after his air tanker crashed while fighting a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith says Tuesday night that rescue crews reached the wreckage of the crash and confirmed the pilot's death several hours after... more »
October 3, 2014 11:22 PM
WALKER- Police said a man died trying to cross Florida Boulevard Friday night.
Westbound lanes were closed for some time as authorities worked the scene, police told WBRZ News 2. The crash happened at North Corbin, or LA 449.
Police have not released the identity of the person... more »
October 3, 2014 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said two Baton Rouge women were not wearing their seat belts when they wrecked and died in a crash on I-10 Friday morning.
Troopers said Keona K. Bobo, 21, and her passenger Brittany J. Bright, 20, died in the wreck east of Highway 61... more »
September 29, 2014 9:44 PM
WAKEFIELD - State Police anticipate Highway 61 in rural West Feliciana will be closed well into Monday night and into early Tuesday morning after a truck carrying soybeans overturned.
Troopers advised southbound lanes of the highway are closed at Brown Road. Brown Road is south of Highway 421/Spillman Road.... more »
September 29, 2014 6:06 AM
MONROE - Authorities are investigating a three vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 139 in Ouachita Parish that claimed the life of a Monroe man. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 59-year-old Mark Dent was southbound on Highway 139 Sunday afternoon when his car struck the rear of another car that a... more »
September 29, 2014 6:05 AM
LEESVILLE - State police say two people died in a single-vehicle crash on West Hawthorne Road near U.S. Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, a 21-year-old man from Fort Polk, has been identified, but that victim's name has not been made public as Fort... more »
September 26, 2014 7:26 AM
DETROIT, MI - Police say the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, causing it to collapse, has died. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw told reporters at the scene that the driver died Friday morning following the bridge collapsing onto the Southfield... more »
September 26, 2014 6:38 AM
OAK RIDGE - State police say a 63-year-old Rayville woman died when she failed to stop at a stop sign and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler. Trooper Michael Reichardt says Shirley Nobles was traveling south on Percy Higgins Road Thursday when she failed to stop at the intersection of La.... more »
September 25, 2014 7:50 AM
OPELOUSAS - State police say a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 49 south of Opelousas has claimed the life of a Lafayette man. The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Master Trooper Brooks David says 67-year-old Donald Royer was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound... more »
September 25, 2014 7:07 AM
LAROSE - State police say two men died when a pickup truck crashed head-on into a tractor trailer and then was hit by a dump truck in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell identified the victims as 38-year-old Murphy Callais Jr., of Cut Off, and 62-year-old Lloyd Coleman, of Thibodaux. Harrell... more »
September 25, 2014 3:18 AM
PLAIN DEALING - A crash involving a train and a log truck in Bossier Parish has left a Simsboro man dead. A preliminary investigation by Louisiana State Police shows that a 2015 Mack tractor, pulling an empty log trailer, was headed west Wednesday on Industrial Drive near Louisiana Highway 3... more »
September 24, 2014 8:51 PM
ST FRANCISVILLE - A tree trimmer died Wednesday after his rig collapsed while he was pruning trees.
The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Calvin Lofton, 44, was killed in the accident on Joe Daniel Road near Highway 10 around 3 p.m.
Lofton was in the bucket of... more »
September 22, 2014 6:03 AM
RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... more »
September 22, 2014 2:04 AM
BEAR, DE - Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead... more »
September 11, 2014 7:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
September 10, 2014 7:23 PM
WATSON- State Police closed the intersection of Magnolia Beach Road, Magnolia Bridge Road and La. 1019 Wednesday evening after a semi overturned at the end of rush hour.
The highway closed shortly before 6 p.m. and was closed until about 8:30 p.m.
A WBRZ photographer on the scene... more »
September 7, 2014 3:28 PM
PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving... more »
September 4, 2014 9:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - According to Louisiana State Police, a Winnfield man was killed in Baton Rouge Thursday morning when he was hit by a truck.
Investigators say Robert M. Vines, 62, was trying to cross LA Hwy 73 at Floynell Dr. when he was hit by a truck driven... more »
September 4, 2014 5:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
September 3, 2014 9:09 AM
GRAMERCY - State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Gonzales man early this morning.
Troopers say Bobby Garantine, 53, was driving southbound on US Hwy 61 near Blind River in St. James Parish around 2:30 a.m. when he crossed the center median. Investigators believe... more »
September 2, 2014 6:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge.
It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
August 27, 2014 5:59 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median. The accident closed the highway late Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed overnight and the eastbound lanes reopened early... more »
August 26, 2014 3:27 AM
WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
August 14, 2014 2:09 AM
TURIN, N.Y. - Funeral services for the 20-year-old driver who died after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car are being held at a central New York high school as racing fans debate who's responsible for the accident and his family blames Stewart. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral is set... more »
August 13, 2014 4:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An investigation is underway following a multiple-ship collision on the Mississippi River just outside of New Orleans.
The Coast Guard received a report that a Maltese-ship lost power and steering near Gretna. It collided with another ship and barge that were docked at the International Matex... more »
August 10, 2014 2:10 PM
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. In a statement released by spokesman Mike Arning, Stewart says "my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy." The three-time NASCAR... more »
August 8, 2014 8:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a two-car crash at the intersection of S. Choctaw Dr. and Central Thruway Friday morning has shut down part of the thruway.
A car turning left onto S. Choctaw turned into the path of a truck. The truck turned on its side and slid... more »
August 1, 2014 4:54 PM
CENTRAL- Sheriff's deputies spent the evening working a crash that closed Denham Road and sent several people to the hospital, sources said.
The wreck happened at El Ranchito and involved as many as three vehicles, according to people at the scene. Children were among the injured.
There was... more »
August 1, 2014 4:42 PM
PLAQUEMINE - A second train wreck has slowed traffic and forced emergency responders into action in our area Friday.
Witnesses told WBRZ News 2, a car and train collided in Iberville Parish near the National Guard complex. The train came to a stop near the crossing on Belleview Drive.... more »
July 30, 2014 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - A major accident involving two 18-wheelers and one passenger vehicle closed I-110 South at North 9th Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to LADOTD.
LADOTD provided an updated at 1 p.m. that reported the right lane was back open with the left still... more »
July 29, 2014 8:52 AM
SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
July 28, 2014 5:31 AM
VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
July 25, 2014 8:04 AM
Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish.
64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... more »
July 25, 2014 2:10 AM
PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
July 24, 2014 5:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge.
The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge.
According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr.
The car appears to have... more »
July 21, 2014 5:56 AM
GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
July 21, 2014 4:22 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
July 18, 2014 4:25 PM
GROSSE TETE- Drivers traveling eastbound had to deal with another mess of traffic due to a wreck in Iberville Parish Friday afternoon.
Traffic cameras showed traffic was stopped almost across the entire 18-mile long bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin for about an hour.
The incident comes a week... more »
July 18, 2014 2:52 AM
CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »
July 16, 2014 9:15 PM
THERIOT- A woman and her child died after driving off a road through the wetlands in Terrebonne Parish.
Ashley Worrell, 31, and Delaney Lirette, 3, were killed when Worrell ran off Highway 315, south of Falgout Canal Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The truck they were in became submerged.... more »
July 15, 2014 2:33 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
July 10, 2014 6:33 AM
AMITE - State police say a 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway. Trooper Jared Sandifer says a 1-year-old child in the other vehicle who was not properly restrained suffered... more »
July 9, 2014 7:45 AM
TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
July 8, 2014 5:55 AM
SANTA CLARITA, CA - All of the nearly two dozen people stranded when a roller coaster hit a tree branch at Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park have been rescued from the ride. Firefighters and park maintenance workers removed the last of the 22 people stuck on the... more »