December 4, 2013 7:14 AM
WALKER, La. - State police say a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian north of Walker. Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sandifer says 30-year-old Tara M. Messina, of Denham Springs, who was dressed in dark clothing, was walking northbound along La.... more »
December 3, 2013 10:53 PM
WALKER- An unidentified woman was killed walking along Highway 447 near Arnold Road Tuesday evening.
State Police said the woman was wearing dark clothing, stepped into traffic, and was hit by a large SUV driven by a 61-year-old woman. Investigators said the driver was unable to avoid hitting the... more »
December 3, 2013 10:56 AM
VARNADO, La.- Louisiana State Police say a 4-year-old child died in a head-on collision on La. Highway 21 in Washington Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Monday. Trooper Greg Marchand says a car driven by 26-year-old Linda D. Beard, of Foxworth, Miss., was southbound, crossed the center line and... more »
November 25, 2013 6:45 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Hammond man died in an accident when his car struck a guardrail on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish and crossed over a concrete retaining wall. Trooper First Class Melissa Matey says Mucio Vicencio Ruiz was driving north on I-55 shortly before... more »
November 1, 2013 7:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man crashed through a home while turning on a sharp curve where Bunker Hill Drive turns into Constitution Avenue.
Nathan Webster, the homeowner, says the damage will cost thousands of dollars. His kitchen along with his washer and dryer were destroyed.
According to Webster,... more »
October 29, 2013 7:39 AM
ST. AMANT - Hazmat crews remained on the scene Tuesday of a gasoline leak in Ascension Parish that shut down area roadways overnight.
Officials say nearly 75 gallons of gas leaked into a ditch at the intersection of Hwy. 431 and Gold Place Rd. In St. Amant.
It... more »
October 21, 2013 6:10 AM
SORRENTO - State Police have reopened I-10 westbound between Hwy. 22 and 44 following a deadly crash Monday.
Troopers say two vehicles were involved in the accident just before 6 a.m.
No word on how many passengers were inside or what may have led to the crash. more »
October 18, 2013 12:18 PM
EGAN, LA - State police say an 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman died in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of La. Highway 100 at Highway 91 in Acadia Parish. Trooper Stephen Hammons says 57-year-old Gary Daigle, of Church Point, was driving west on Highway 100 approaching Highway 91 when... more »
October 16, 2013 4:12 PM
KINDER- Multiple injuries have been reported after a charter bus crashed in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Photos from the scene show a truck and bus collided. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 165 and Highway 101. That is just north of I-10 and south of Kinder.... more »
October 11, 2013 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening.
Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover.
Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
September 27, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night.
Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
September 27, 2013 7:53 PM
CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road.
The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m.
Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck.
We'll have... more »
September 21, 2013 4:26 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A long-distance truck driver for Wal-Mart has been recognized for traveling 4 million miles without an accident. Warren Greeno of Loveland, Colorado, reached the milestone this year. Today, Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas presented him with a new rig painted red. The 59-year-old rolled up the... more »
September 21, 2013 1:23 PM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - It was a hit-and-run accident where the offending party rode away on his horse. Opelousas police continue to investigate a Wednesday horse race through the center of this town of 16,000, reports The Daily World ( http://bit.ly/1adn4iC ). It ended with one rider racing through a... more »
September 14, 2013 2:06 PM
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Authorities say a Greyhound bus left the highway, flipped and landed on its side in a cornfield in southwestern Ohio, injuring 34 people. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening Officials with the Butler County Emergency Operations Center say in a statement the bus,... more »
September 13, 2013 11:27 AM
SHREVEPORT - A school bus accident in Shreveport sent seven to the hospital, including five Summerfield Elementary students. The Times reports fire and police responded the accident at 7:29 a.m. Friday on Mansfield Road involving a school bus and car. Police say the female driver of a car traveling northbound... more »
September 4, 2013 8:48 AM
SULPHUR- State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene. A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes... more »
August 31, 2013 5:09 PM
BELLE RIVER- The Sorrento police chief is recovering after he was grazed by bullet in Assumption Parish Thursday. Details of the incident were released Saturday.
Chief Earl Theriot told WBRZ News 2, he heard what sounded like a gun shot and felt his neck burn. His injuries are described... more »
August 29, 2013 9:38 AM
STAFFORD, Texas - Police say a bicycle rider has died after being struck by a passenger train in a Houston-area accident.
An Amtrak spokesman says the accident happened Wednesday night in Stafford. Cliff Cole says the Sunset Limited train was bound from New Orleans to Los Angeles when the... more »
August 21, 2013 9:58 AM
TALLULAH - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is in "fine" condition following a wreck this morning, according to his office.
It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Madison Parish.
A spokesperson for his office said Caldwell was driving the vehicle at the time of the wreck, and... more »
August 6, 2013 10:15 AM
OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night.
A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula.
A scheduled test for... more »
July 4, 2013 1:57 PM
EDMOND, Okla. - Authorities say a boy has died after he was run over by a float at the end of a Fourth of July parade in central Oklahoma. Edmond Police Officer James Hamm says the boy was riding on a martial arts group's float at the city's LibertyFest parade... more »
July 3, 2013 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman who died in a car crash on I-12 Tuesday had stage four cancer her family said.
Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an... more »
July 2, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman died Tuesday, hours after she was hit by a runaway driver.
Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an 18-wheeler, and both vehicles crashed... more »
July 2, 2013 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the driver of a dump truck blamed for causing a lunchtime crash on I-12 that pinned the driver of a car under a semi.
Police said a four-door family car was headed west on the interstate near Airline when it was hit by... more »
June 26, 2013 5:14 PM
ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush.
The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane.
WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin , who was... more »
June 6, 2013 11:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lanes on I-110 were closed for some time overnight Thursday as emergency crews worked a crash involving an overturned vehicle.
The wreck happened near North 22nd as strong storms moved across the city.
Traffic camera footage showed numerous emergency vehicles assisting with the scene.
Details... more »
June 6, 2013 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators said today that a fire at the Associated Grocers warehouse which took ten hours to put out was caused by an accident.
Eldon Ledoux with the St. George Fire Protection District said the fire appears to have started due to an electrical failure in a... more »
June 4, 2013 12:06 PM
BENTON - A 3-year-old boy remains in the hospital after he was accidentally shot Monday evening. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened about 6 p.m. off Scarborough Road northeast of Benton. Deputies say a .22 caliber rifle that was propped against a sliding glass door fell and discharged... more »
May 28, 2013 10:23 PM
COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - Two men working for a Baton Rouge-based company died when they fell from a cell tower Tuesday.
The workers fell about 2 p.m. from the 300-foot tall tower about 76 miles north of the Louisiana-Mississippi state line WAPT-TV, the ABC affiliate for Jackson, MS, reported.... more »
May 28, 2013 11:38 AM
SHREVEPORT - A five-car accident sent four people to the LSU hospital in Shreveport. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Monday on the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Witnesses say the initial crash involved two cars, but other crashes followed as drivers failed to get around the initial wreckage. Two of the... more »
May 26, 2013 8:29 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - A two-vehicle accident left one person dead in Ascension Parish Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened on LA Hwy 42, east of LA Hwy 73 at Manchac Acres Rd.
The crash took the life of 59-year-old Prairieville resident Madolyn C. Marionneaux.
State Police say that Marionneaux... more »
May 23, 2013 5:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A four-car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway sent one car catapulting into the lake. The causeway's manager says the lone occupant of that car was rescued by emergency workers and appeared to be in good shape. No serious injuries have been reported so far in the... more »
May 22, 2013 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a truck collided with a train this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish.
The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near Thomas Rd., north of the Scotlandville area.
At least one person was transported from the scene. There's... more »
May 21, 2013 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Family members tell News 2 an 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition after he stepped into traffic and was hit by a truck this weekend.
Michael Ester's father said his son is still in intensive care, and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain... more »
May 20, 2013 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - The roads in Baton Rouge are designed to be shared, but a News 2 investigation revealed when city-parish vehicles are in wrecks the costs from them are shared as well.
Whenever an accident lawsuit involving a city-parish vehicle is settled, the money comes from taxpayer dollars.... more »
May 19, 2013 4:12 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia. A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast. Torres says the accident is being investigated. She didn't have any further... more »
May 17, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a backhoe driver is to blame for a hit-and-run which sent a man to the hospital today in Baton Rouge.
It happened on Sennette Street near Thomas Delpit in old south Baton Rouge just before 2 p.m.
Witnesses told News 2 a man... more »
May 16, 2013 3:17 PM
ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department.
"The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
May 2, 2013 11:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - One person died in a wreck involving a charter bus and a car on Interstate 10 in a marshy area of eastern New Orleans, according to authorities. The Thursday morning accident prompted the closure of I-10's westbound lanes. Police have not released details on the accident or... more »
April 23, 2013 9:33 PM
LIVINGSTON- Emergency responders worked two crash scenes involving horses on highways Tuesday night.
The first, on Hwy. 42 near Hwy. 63, killed a horse and injured the person driving a vehicle that was involved in the wreck.
Shortly after that incident, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies used social media... more »
April 16, 2013 5:42 PM
ERWINVILLE - Families are mourning the loss of two young mothers after a fatal crash took their lives.
Police say just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nikki Nolen and Abby Thompson, both 18, were driving southbound on Hwy 413 when Nolen lost control and ran into a tree.
Neither... more »
April 1, 2013 2:13 PM
Walker- A fugitive from Georgia wanted in a hit and run accident in Livingston Parish, is now under arrest.
The accident happened Sunday evening at the intersection of Walker South Road and Florida Boulevard.
Police say Powell admitted to drinking before the accident, then took off and hid... more »
March 28, 2013 8:03 AM
DEQUINCY, La. - Authorities say an 81-year-old DeQuincy man was killed in a collision involving a Kansas City Southern train and a pick-up truck.
DeQuincy police say Curtis Sandifer died Wednesday after his pickup was struck at a railroad crossing. Phillips says the vehicle was dragged about a half... more »
March 27, 2013 7:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say all lanes are open at I-10 West at Perkins, after an early morning accident.
Drivers should expect delays on the interstate as congestion from the wreck has reached past Essen on I-10 and I-12.
No word on if anyone was injured. more »
March 25, 2013 6:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Motorist Assistance Patrol worker, killed on I-10 Monday told WBRZ News 2 in a previous story about his job that he loved helping people.
Jim Gilmer, 68, died when his specialized state vehicle hit him after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Gilmer was stopped in... more »
March 25, 2013 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are still on the scene of a fatal crash on the Mississippi River Bridge that has shut down Interstate 10 westbound.
Drivers are being diverted onto I-110 North to US 190 West.
Drivers may also want to avoid I-110 South due to heavy... more »
March 22, 2013 7:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A school bus driver was ticketed for failure to yield, after the bus she was driving was involved in a crash with a dump truck Friday evening.
Two students were taken to a hospital for injuries.
The school bus was full of students when the crash... more »
March 22, 2013 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Greenwell Springs Rd. re-opened after it was closed for more than an hour Friday when a school bus collided with a dump truck.
Two students were taken to a hospital for injuries.
The school bus was full of students when the crash happened at the intersection... more »
March 22, 2013 3:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two students have been taken to the hospital after a school bus and dump truck crashed.
The crash happened on Greenwell Springs Rd, near Greenway Drive. Greenwell Springs Rd. is closed to eastbound traffic.
The school bus was full of students from McKinley Middle.
A... more »
March 19, 2013 4:31 PM
LAFITTE- An emergency situation near the Gulf of Mexico has ended, according to the Coast Guard.
Last Tuesday, a tugboat and barge collided with a pipeline causing an explosion and a fire that burned for days.
The four crew onboard the tug escaped, but the captain sustained second... more »
March 7, 2013 7:54 AM
LAKE CHARLES - State police say an accident east of Lake Charles has left one person dead.
It happened Wednesday night on Interstate 10 when a Mazda traveling eastbound sideswiped another vehicle then hit a guardrail.
A passenger in the Mazda, 24-year-old Harmonie Roshell Frazier of Welsh, was... more »
March 6, 2013 10:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews will work overnight Wednesday, and into early Thursday morning to clear an 18-wheeler crash near an elementary school.
Hours earlier, the tanker, hauling ethylene glycol, overturned. The chemical is a compound used in automotive antifreeze.
No injuries were reported, nor was there a report... more »
March 5, 2013 4:55 PM
CLINTON- A 55-year old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 432 Tuesday.
State Police said Lionel Terrell ran off the roadway, into a ditch and hit two trees.
Investigators said Terrell was not wearing a seatbelt. Toxicology tests are pending.
Follow the... more »
February 19, 2013 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- I-12 was closed for about an hour Tuesday after a crash near O'Neal Lane.
Westbound lanes were closed and some traffic went around the crash on the shoulder.
Details about the crash have not been released.
The traffic alert was sent around 7:30 p.m. that... more »
February 5, 2013 6:21 PM
NEW ROADS - State Police say 38-year-old Jody Harris of Ventress died after colliding with a school bus this morning.
Harris, who investigators said was wearing a seatbelt at the time, drifted into oncoming traffic while rounding a curve on Hwy. 415 near Chenal Rd and hit a bus... more »
January 31, 2013 1:28 AM
LIVINGSTON- A man will serve ten years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunk driving accident where a man was killed last year.
Manuel Garcia was sentenced on vehicular homicide charges Wednesday.
Garcia was nearly three times the legal limit when he tried to pass a husband... more »
January 30, 2013 10:21 PM
BELLE RIVER- Search crews will return Thursday morning to an area waterway where a crawfisherman fell into the water and went under Wednesday night.
The man's wife said he was out looking for an area to set crawfish traps. As he was loading his boat on a trailer at... more »
January 29, 2013 10:16 AM
GREENSBURG - State police say a 21-year-old Ethel man died in a single vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. The accident happened before 8 p.m. Monday and La. Highway 38 west of Greensburg. Troopers say Evan Vides was westbound when his pickup failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway... more »
January 29, 2013 9:20 AM
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Panola County authorities say a bullet struck a Panola County school bus, grazing at least one student in the back, may have been a hunting accident. District Attorney John Champion tells WMC-TV in Memphis that a 10-year-old student was transported by helicopter Monday to Le Bonheur Children's... more »
January 29, 2013 7:39 AM
GEISMAR - Hwy. 30 in Geismar remains closed after an accident earlier this morning involving four vehicles, including two dump trucks.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Hwy. 73.
State police say a car hit a dump truck, causing a chain reaction crash with... more »
January 29, 2013 6:14 AM
VICKSBURG, Miss. - The Coast Guard says nearly four dozen vessels are stacked up on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, awaiting clearance as crews work around the clock to clean up an oil spill. Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally told The Associated Press early Tuesday workers are skimming oily water... more »
January 16, 2013 5:32 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Distracted driving kills thousands of people a year. Yesterday, it took the life of an 83-year-old Denham Springs woman.
She was struck by a driver who ran a stop sign. Louisiana State Police say the driver was distracted by his GPS device.
"We would just... more »
January 3, 2013 12:01 AM
GROSSE TETE- Westbound lanes of I-10 remained closed into early Thursday morning after a deadly crash.
Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a car headed east toward Baton Rouge, ran off the interstate, crossed the median and into on-coming traffic on I-10 West. State Police said one person was killed... more »
January 2, 2013 9:50 PM
GROSSE TETE- One person was killed in a crash on I-10 when the vehicle they were in crossed from one side of the interstate to the other.
Westbound lanes were closed just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
According to early reports, the vehicle was headed East on I-10, ran... more »
January 1, 2013 6:06 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
December 31, 2012 9:32 PM
SLAUGHTER- A man from Baton Rouge died in a vehicle crash on Highway 957 Monday evening.
State Police said Herman D. Ricard, 44, ran off the road in a curve, over corrected, and eventually crossed back over the highway and hit a utility pole then a tree.
Ricard... more »
December 27, 2012 9:39 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A three-year-old died when he was crushed by a large motorized cart.
Remington Roussel died after he was rushed to the emergency room.
Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said the boy was on the cart with his brother and grandmother, feeding animals, when the woman had a... more »
December 24, 2012 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two lanes of I-10 East were closed after a car overturned coming off the Mississippi River Bridge Monday evening.
No one was injured.
Lanes were re-opened about an hour after the crash. There was a small traffic jam over the river into West Baton Rouge.
December 22, 2012 12:48 PM
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a Carencro man has been booked with driving while intoxicated following a traffic accident that killed a news anchor for a Texas television station. Forty-eight-year-old William Leger, of Beaumont died early Saturday after the 2012 Jeep he was driving ran off Louisiana Highway 93... more »
December 19, 2012 7:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- State Police released the name of a man, killed on Hwy. 16 Wednesday night.
Troopers said John L. Barker, 69, was hit and killed.
The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. near Eastover Blvd. Eastover is between Petes Hwy. and Wax Rd.
Investigators said Barker walked... more »
December 13, 2012 4:09 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- A Livingston Parish School System administrator said no one was injured when a car and school bus collided Thursday afternoon.
The crash happened on Brown Road, near Juban Parc Jr. High School. No word on if anyone was cited.
Last week, three school buses were involved... more »
December 12, 2012 10:33 AM
LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father.
He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
December 11, 2012 5:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders plan to evaluate the Mall of Louisiana exit ramp off of Interstate 10 to see if guard rails and more warning signs are needed to prevent crashes in the future.
89-year-old Vivian Augustin died yesterday when she ran off the road and landed... more »
December 10, 2012 10:33 PM
PORT ALLEN- A crash on I-10 West brought traffic to a standstill Monday night. First responders said only one car was involved.
State Police said an ambulance helicopter had to land on the interstate to rescue an unknown number of people injured.
The crash scene is at mile... more »
December 4, 2012 10:20 PM
GERMANY- Former LSU track star Lolo Jones had a brush with disaster while practicing for a bobsled competition.
The bobsled crashed with Jones and another person on it. Both were uninjured.
Jones Tweeted: "God is real. I saw him today and he said 'come back later.'"
Jones... more »
December 4, 2012 12:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Family members said a Livonia teen accidentally shot in the head during a duck hunt is awake and recovering.
The father of Brandt Torres, 15, told News 2 his son was no long in a medically-induced coma, was breathing on his own and was able to... more »
December 1, 2012 6:01 PM
LIVONIA- A teenage boy is fighting for his life, after a duck hunting accident in Pointe Coupee Parish.
It happened Saturday morning on Grosse Tete Bayou in Livonia.
Sheriff Bud Torres says the 15-year-old was with two childhood friends the same age when the hunting trip went wrong.... more »
November 28, 2012 9:43 PM
GRAMERCY- Nearly four hours after a crash shutdown the commute, I-10 opened once again.
Westbound lanes were closed between New Orleans and Baton Rouge after some vehicles crashed around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was backed-up for miles.
The wreck was cleared, and traffic freed around 8 p.m.
November 28, 2012 5:41 PM
GRAMERCY- I-10 West is closed; shutdown after an accident earlier Wednesday.
Traffic has stacked-up to the Belle Terre exit in LaPlace, more than four miles.
The crash is at mile marker 197.5, about 50 miles Southeast of Baton Rouge.
November 16, 2012 9:23 AM
DALLAS - Federal officials are joining investigators in West Texas to look into why a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 others.
Witnesses described a harrowing scene Thursday afternoon as the Union Pacific locomotive beard down on the decorated... more »
November 12, 2012 5:46 PM
TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. Toledo police spokesman Joe Heffernan said all of the bodies were found in a garage Monday afternoon. He said firefighters had to use equipment to break into the garage... more »