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  • Car owners frustrated after CATS bus totals their car Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple from Baton Rouge is frustrated tonight after their car was involved in a crash with a CATS bus. The CATS bus totaled the Charlats' Toyota, just before it hit a home in Baton Rouge two weeks ago. Now the Charlats say CATS is taking the... more »
  • EBRSO: Driver attempts to flee scene of crash, doesn't get far Play Video

    April 29, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a driver attempted to flee a minor accident in a parking lot on Siegen Lane Friday night. He didn't get very far, however. There was something wrong with his vehicle, so when he tried to... more »
  • State Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

    April 28, 2016 2:03 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police are asking for help to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist in Assumption Parish. The accident happened Wednesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. on LA-1 in Paincourtville. State Police say the bicycle was traveling south on LA-1 near LA-70 when... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Wreck before I-10/12 West merge causes morning backup

    April 25, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mid-morning crash before the I-10/12 merge has caused significant delays westbound through Baton Rouge on Monday. The left lane is blocked due to vehicle recovery operations, according to DOTD. Traffic is passing through the four right lanes. Congestion related to the incident have stretched... more »
  • Hammond man killed in motorcycle crash near Tickfaw

    April 24, 2016 9:23 PM

    TICKFAW – State Police say a Hammond man died Sunday after his motorcycle ran off the roadway of LA 1064 near Tickfaw. According to Louisiana State Police, 52-year-old Michael S. McDonald was driving westbound on LA 1064 when his motorcycle exited the roadway and crashed into a culvert. ... more »
  • I-10 West/East delays after College Drive crash

    April 21, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open now I-10 West past College Drive after an accident Thursday afternoon. Traffic from the accident has reached Siegen Lane on I-10 and Drusilla Lane on I-12. Be sure to check out our traffic cams before you head home from work, and... more »
  • Man arrested for drunk driving and crashing into State Police car

    April 21, 2016 3:32 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man was arrested after driving drunk and crashing into a Louisiana State Police car. On Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m., 45-year-old Duane McClendon of Morgan City was traveling eastbound on I-10 near Breaux Bridge when he ran off of the right side of the road and... more »
  • Two dead pilots identified in Slidell plane crash

    April 19, 2016 11:49 PM

    SLIDELL - The two men killed in a St. Tammany Parish Mosquito plane crash Tuesday night near the Slidell Airport has been identified. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said that 68-year-old Wayne Fisher of Slidell and 59-year-old Donald Pechon of Convington was identified as the pilots in the... more »
  • CATS meeting addresses safety in public meeting after Thursday crash Play Video

    April 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System hosted a public meeting Monday morning to discuss concerns safety issues with the union representing local bus drivers. The meeting with the CATS Board of Directors, requested by the Amalgamated Transit Union, comes after three people were hurt when a bus... more »
  • CATS to hold public meeting on bus crash

    April 15, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System will hold a public meeting Monday to discuss safety issues in the wake of Thursday's bus crash. That crash sent three people to the hospital after a city bus hit a SUV and then crashed into a house near the intersection of Acadian Thruway... more »
  • Crash involving school bus and tree service truck

    April 15, 2016 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash involving a school bus and a tree service truck. The crash happened on Victoria Gardens Court on Friday afternoon. According to students, eight or nine students from Thrive Academy were on the bus when the bus and truck collided. ... more »
  • Second driver arrested in deadly crash that killed two kids

    April 14, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say a second person was arrested in connection to a deadly crash in Livingston Parish that killed two children. Louisiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Jerry Ervin III of Denham Springs for vehicular homicide. According to police, Ervin was the driver in a four... more »
  • Councilman: CATS knew about issue before bus hit house Play Video

    April 14, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to an accident where a CATS bus struck a house Thursday morning, that authorities say could have been caused by mechanical problems. Thursday night, Metro Councilman John Delgado questioned whether that bus should have been on the road at all. According to Baton Rouge Police,... more »
  • Zachary man dies after crashing into tree

    April 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    PRIDE - State Police say a Zachary man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 63 in Pride. Crash investigators say 33-year-old Aramis Pepper wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he crossed the center... more »
  • Acadian Ambulance Service truck crashes into dump truck in Denham Springs

    April 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car crash involving an Acadian Ambulance Service truck and a dump truck happened Tuesday afternoon in Denham Springs. The accident happened on Range Avenue near I-12 when a dump truck stopped in front of an Acadian Ambulance service truck. The Acadian Ambulance truck did not stop soon... more »
  • Gunshot victim, pedestrian hurt in bizarre chain of events Monday night

    April 4, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were transported to the hospital Monday night in Baton Rouge following an unusual series of events. According to BRPD, a man stopped to let a passenger out of his car when the passenger shot him in the shoulder blade-area of his back. The driver... more »
  • Motorcyclist dead after crashing into drain on LA 24 Sunday

    April 4, 2016 12:47 PM

    SCHRIEVER - A 68-year-old man died after a crash into a drainage culvert on LA 24 South near the Lost Bridge in Terrebonne Parish. The crash occurred after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when Louisiana State Troopers learned that Ralph Jouclas of Thibodaux, died while traveling south on LA 24... more »
  • Two dead after car crash in Tangipahoa

    April 3, 2016 2:47 PM

    HAMMOND – State Police say two people are dead after a crash on LA 1064 in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 72-year-old Rita Adams was turning west from Rufus Bankston Road onto LA 1064 when she was struck by a pickup truck. Police say Adams... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 2 pleads guilty, pays $800 fine

    April 2, 2016 8:52 PM

    In a story April 2 about a guilty plea from a delivery truck driver who crashed into a horse and buggy, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the boy who died. David Beiler was 8, not 9. A corrected version of the story is below: MILL HALL,... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman killed after car goes airborne off LA 1

    April 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    WHITE CASTLE – State Police say a Donaldsonville woman is dead after her car went airborne and landed on its roof off LA 1 Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police Latisha Johnson, 39, was driving northbound on LA 1 around 7:20 a.m. when she traveled off the right... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • 3-car crash on Aster Street and Nicholson Drive Monday morning

    March 28, 2016 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD responded to a three car crash on Monday morning near the intersection of Aster Street and Nicholson Drive. The crash happened around 11 a.m. According to BRPD, three cars were involved in the crash. EMS said there were no injuries resulting from the crash. Authorities confirmed... more »
  • No major injuries after bus carrying Indiana team overturns

    March 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    DEMOTTE, Ind. - Authorities say there were no serious injuries after a bus carrying 27 players and staff from a northwest Indiana high school basketball team overturned on an interstate. Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson says the rollover occurred Saturday on Interstate 65 near DeMotte. Authorities say a... more »
  • Crash on Highland Rd. leads to flipped SUV

    March 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police are currently working a wreck on Highland Road which ended in a SUV flipped over. The accident happened Friday afternoon near the Siegan Lane intersection on Highland Road. State Police have not released any information about the wreck at this time. The... more »
  • Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler

    March 17, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Thursday. According to BRPD, an 80-year-old Elwyn Pate was riding a bicycle northbound in the southbound lane of Plank Road when he was struck by an 18-wheeler... more »
  • Troopers investigating fatal crash on La. Hwy. 429

    March 13, 2016 11:07 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on La. Hwy. 429 east of La. Hwy. 431 near St Amant shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. State Police say that Tyler Talber, 29, was killed... more »
  • EMS: one ejected after crash near La. 415

    March 13, 2016 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Emergency responders say at least seven people were hurt and one person was ejected after a crash on I-10 near Port Allen. According to a spokesperson for Acadian Ambulance, one person was ejected from their vehicle just west of La. 415 on the eastbound lane of... more »
  • Child killed in Saturday morning crash on Highland Road

    March 12, 2016 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police said a child died in a crash on Highland Road Saturday morning. Initial reports indicated that one person was ejected from a vehicle after a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Saturday. Video of the scene recorded by WBRZ photojournalists on the ground and above... more »
  • State Police continue investigation into Bienville Parish flooding death

    March 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BIENVILLE PARISH - Louisiana State Police are still investigating a fatal crash in Bienville Parish that left one dead after witnesses have issued accounts that contradict initial reports of how the crash happened. On Thursday, State Police reported that 63-year-old Jerry Garrett drowned after he drove his vehicle around... more »
  • Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

    March 9, 2016 12:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. The Lexus SUV, outfitted by Google with special sensors, struck the bus on Valentine's Day in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View. Footage... more »
  • All lanes back open after crash with injury on Florida Blvd.

    March 8, 2016 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Boulevard at Sharp Road is back open after all lanes remained closed for close to an hour following an accident with injury Tuesday morning. The wreck happened at around 10 a.m. Details are still limited on the injuries sustained during the crash. Traffic was... more »
  • Commuter train derails, at least 14 hurt

    March 8, 2016 12:39 AM

    SUNOL, CA - The Alameda Fire Department says 14 people were injured, four seriously, when a commuter train traveling from Silicon Valley to Stockton in Central California derailed Monday night. The department says all passengers have been evacuated from the derailed train and are being checked by paramedics. It says... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after car drives into crowd during 5K race

    March 5, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were sent to the hospital Friday morning after a car crashed through a barricade and ramped onto the curb while a charity 5K race was underway. LSU Police say the crash happened on West Lakeshore Drive near the Beta House on Sorority Row at... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Two transported to hospital after crash with BRPD unit

    March 4, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a Baton Rouge Police unit Friday afternoon. Witnesses say the crash happened near Scenic Hwy. and Amarillo. EMS said two people were transported from the scene. The officer was not transported. ... more »
  • Train, truck towing car collide in Port Allen, 1 injured

    March 3, 2016 8:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a truck towing a car in Port Allen. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 190 near the Cajun Circus Casino. Sources confirm a patient was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening... more »
  • Police cruiser involved in crash on Florida Blvd at Sherwood; 2 injured

    March 3, 2016 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle wreck involving a Baton Rouge police cruiser early Thursday morning. According to Baton Rouge EMS, two people were transported to the hospital with uknown injuries. The crash happened on Florida Boulevard at Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 6 a.m. At least... more »
  • Wednesday afternoon snarl starts with overturned car on I-10

    March 2, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 toward downtown was at a standstill for a part of Wednesday afternoon after a car overturned above Washington Street. The vehicle could be seen upside down from state traffic cameras. Numerous emergency crews were gathered around the vehicle and, at times, traffic was moving around... more »
  • Two motorcyclists dead after separate crashes this weekend

    February 28, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say two people are dead after two separate motorcycle crashes that happened just three hours apart Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the first crash happened in West Baton Rouge Parish around 2:30 p.m. and the second crash happened in St. Martin Parish... more »
  • EBRSO: Crash reveals school bus driver didn't have valid license Play Video

    February 17, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus driver has been fired after rear-ending a parked car Monday afternoon. She was issued two tickets by EBRSO deputies. One suggests she shouldn't have been driving at all. The accident happened Monday around 4 p.m. on North Flannery, near Delores,... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian killed trying to cross Airline Hwy Tuesday night

    February 16, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified a pedestrian who was killed Tuesday night as she attempted to cross Airline Highway north of Florida Boulevard. 43-year-old Melissa Arlt, of Angie, Louisiana, was pronounced dead at the scene by the EBR coroner at around 7 p.m. in the 8300... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by car, killed in Ascension parish

    February 15, 2016 8:37 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say a pedestrian was killed in Ascension Parish Monday when he walked into the path of a moving car Monday afternoon. According to troopers, Brad Nickens, 34, was walking across LA-934 near LA-44 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old driver.... more »
  • Car crashes into telephone pole, closing Scenic Hwy in both directions

    February 15, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scenic Highway at Kaufman is closed in both directions due to crash involving a vehicle and a telephone pole. Lines are down as a result of the wreck. The Highway 61 North exit to cross the Huey P. Long Bridge is also closed as a result.... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 5, arrested hours prior for DUI

    February 14, 2016 12:55 PM

    DAYTON, Ohio - Records show the driver of a wrong-way car that killed five in a crash including himself was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving. Driver James Pohlabeln was arrested early Thursday after his car collided with a parked car. The paper reports Pohlabeln... more »
  • Two killed in 16 car California crash

    February 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    MERCED, Calif. - Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez says two passengers were killed and the driver had major injuries after their... more »
  • Hammond man killed in motorcycle crash

    February 13, 2016 9:18 PM

    HAMMOND – Police say a Hammond man was killed Saturday morning when his motorcycle drifted off a road and struck a guardrail on I-55. According to Louisiana State Police, 24-year-old Charlie Garner died when his motorcycle drifted off the road on the I-55 service road near mile marker 28.4.... more »
  • Motorcyclist airlifted from scene of multi-vehicle Hwy 16 wreck

    February 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    WALKER - Police, EMS and AirMed are on the scene of a wreck involving a garbage truck and a motorcycle on Highway 16 in the Walker area. Police took to Facebook shortly after the crash Wednesday to tell residents to avoid the area on Highway 16 near South Point... more »
  • 1 injured in motorcycle crash on Highland Rd.

    February 10, 2016 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 1 person was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Baton Rouge. The accident happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Highland Rd. and Jean Lafitte Ave. According to State Police, the rider was transported with non-life threatening injuries and cited in the... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

    February 8, 2016 10:08 AM

    DETROIT- U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the number of... more »
  • Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

    February 6, 2016 9:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of... more »
  • Careening car ends up on roof of Southern California house

    February 4, 2016 4:51 PM

    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. - It's hard to know what was more amazing: An out-of-control car ending up on the roof of a Southern California house or the driver somehow escaping serious injury despite the wild ride. Palos Verdes Estates police Capt. Mark Velez says a driver with a medical... more »
  • State to study Iberia Parish railroad crossing where 5 died

    February 4, 2016 11:20 AM

    NEW IBERIA - State officials are reviewing an Iberia Parish railroad crossing where five people were killed almost two months ago. The La. 88 railroad intersection study is expected to take about two months, and will help determine if any additional traffic measures are needed for the area, according... more »
  • Troopers identify 2nd victim in deadly crash on I-10

    February 3, 2016 8:39 PM

    SORRENTO - Investigators say speed is a suspected factor in an I-10 crash near Sorrento that took the lives of a pair of California residents and hospitalized another Wednesday night. Louisiana State Police say the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-10 east of LA 22 in Ascension... more »
  • Woman killed in Saturday afternoon crash

    January 31, 2016 4:07 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – State Police say a Paincourtville woman was killed Saturday after another vehicle crossed a center line and crashed into her SUV. Louisiana State Police say 58-year-old Cheryl Hebert was driving south on LA 308 when, for unknown reasons, a Chevy Tahoe crossed the center line and struck... more »
  • Car flips in parking lot Thursday night Play Video

    January 28, 2016 8:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies happened upon a strange occurrence Thursday night: an overturned vehicle in a parking lot. Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle reportedly smashed into the building. A WBRZ crew on the scene took pictures of the vehicle overturned near loading zone of the Academy on... more »
  • Train hits, kills Slidell teen walking to school

    January 20, 2016 5:31 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Police are concluding their investigation into a train incident that took the life of a teenager from Slidell on Wednesday morning, calling the event a “tragic accident.” 16-year-old James Pulsifer, of Slidell, was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. ... more »
  • Crash victim's daughter believes obstruction caused wreck Play Video

    January 19, 2016 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The daughter of a man killed in a vehicle crash Friday wants the city to clear what she believes are obstructions blocking drivers' views of traffic. "You cannot see that the traffic is coming," Gina Ohlendorf said in an interview with WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington Tuesday.... more »
  • Expert weighs in on search for 12 Marines missing off Hawaii

    January 17, 2016 3:26 PM

    HONOLULU - A retired Coast Guardsman who's an expert on sea emergencies says the 12 Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii have a lot to overcome. Mario Vittone was a helicopter swimmer and Marine accident investigator with the Coast Guard. He says the crash would have happened very... more »
  • All lanes of I-10 East at Washington Street back open after earlier wreck

    January 16, 2016 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists out for a Saturday drive on I-10 East could see some early afternoon delays as jackknifed truck has resulted in lane closures at Washington Street. All lanes of the interstate were announced back open just before 1 p.m. Saturday after a wreck kept several lanes... more »

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