January 27, 2015 2:25 AM
SEABECK, WA - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday afternoon after... more »
January 21, 2015 8:13 AM
BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
January 21, 2015 5:55 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - State police say a 73-year-old Gonzales man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 near St. Francisville. Trooper Jared Sandifer says pickup driven by Felix Lipoma pulled out of a private driver Tuesday afternoon and struck the rear wheels of an 18-wheeler. He says the... more »
January 19, 2015 8:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police reported possible severe injuries in a crash that closed I-10 westbound just before the river bridge Monday night.
A state traffic camera showed one vehicle overturned. The crash scene was surrounded by numerous first responders, police officers and their emergency response vehicles.
Westbound lanes of... more »
January 19, 2015 4:51 PM
PONCHATOULA - Monday, sheriff's deputies released details of a deadly crash that happened over the weekend.
Nat John Colona, 45, died in the single-vehicle wreck northeast of downtown Saturday night. Colona was from Hammond.
Investigators said Colona lost control at a sharp, left curve where North 1st Street... more »
January 19, 2015 2:03 AM
NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
January 15, 2015 10:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - An air-boat will be dedicated to an LSU student that was killed in a hit and run accident about seven months ago .
Eric Fabre of Slidell was driving on his scooter when a car hit him from behind near the intersection of Airline Highway and... more »
January 12, 2015 1:54 AM
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National... more »
January 11, 2015 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - The accidental shooting that took one man's life and put another behind bars, has some community leaders talking.
The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue.
Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, were in the back of a house handling... more »
January 10, 2015 8:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident.
The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon.
According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it... more »
January 8, 2015 2:08 AM
CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
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 »
January 2, 2015 4:27 AM
LONDON, England - Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident. The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November.... more »
January 2, 2015 2:00 AM
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, and an Indonesian navy official says five of them were found still strapped in their seats. Col. Yayan Sofiyan, commander of the warship Bung Tomo, told MetroTV that the five were among seven bodies retrieved... more »
December 23, 2014 5:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An accident involving a historic streetcar line sent several people to the hospital Monday.
According to New Orleans Police, a man on a forklift tried to cross in front of a street car on St. Charles Ave. when he was hit and trapped underneath.
He... more »
December 22, 2014 7:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
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 »