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  • Three killed in rural highway crash Friday

    March 25, 2017 11:41 AM

    GREENSBURG - Three people, including a mother and her 3 month old daughter, died in a car crash along a rural stretch of highway in St. Helena Parish Friday night. Shortly after 7:30 PM Friday Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on... more »
  • Prairieville man dies in Ascension Parish motorcycle crash

    March 24, 2017 2:40 PM

    GEISMAR – State Police say a Prairieville man has died in a motorcycle crash in Ascension Parish Thursday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash took the life of 56-year-old Paul Stephens around 11 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say Stephens was driving a motorcycle westbound on LA 30... more »
  • Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

    March 24, 2017 1:06 PM

    CHATTANOOGA - A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children. WTVC-TV reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned via video Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Walker is also charged with four counts of... more »
  • Report: one killed in multi-car crash on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

    March 23, 2017 10:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was closed for three hours Thursday morning as crews worked to clear a deadly multi-car crash. According to WWLTV, Causeway Police say the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Investigators an allegedly intoxicated driver was involved in the crash. One person was killed.... more »
  • Man arrested after deadly five-vehicle crash in Prairieville Play Video

    March 17, 2017 9:44 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A man has been arrested after a deadly five-vehicle crash involving a dump truck occurred at the intersection of US 61 and Post Office Road in Ascension Parish. The crash resulted in the death of 60-year-old Kathie Polite and the arrest of 59-year-old David Henley. The... more »
  • Report: one killed in drag race in New Orleans East

    March 16, 2017 7:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police are investigating a deadly crash on Hayne Blvd in New Orleans East Thursday morning, local media reports. According to WWLTV, two SUVs were racing along Hayne Blvd near Tapier Ave when the two vehicles bumped and lost control around 4:15 a.m. Thursday. Both... more »
  • Driver crashes into building on Government Street

    March 15, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A driver crashed into a building on Government Street at South 14th on Wednesday afternoon. The crash caused the Baton Rouge Police Department to close the east bound lane. Traffic coming out of downtown on to Government Street is heavy due to the crash. There are no... more »
  • Report: Driver in Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade accelerated before crash

    March 14, 2017 9:35 AM

    GULF SHORES - A police report shows a 73-year-old driver was trying to close a gap in a Mardi Gras parade on the Alabama coast when he struck members of a high school marching band, injuring a dozen. WKRG-TV reports Gulf Shores police have released a report detailing the Feb.... more »
  • Bicyclist struck by school bus on Florida Blvd

    March 14, 2017 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say a bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was struck by a school bus Tuesday morning. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. near the intersection of North Foster Drive and Florida Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police the bicyclist was transported from the... more »
  • Lanes reopen on I-10 East at Miss. River Bridge

    March 12, 2017 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge after an accident closed the center and left lanes Sunday afternoon. Congestion from this incident has cleared as of 7:35 p.m. Check WBRZ's traffic-tracking technology for updates across the Baton Rouge area. more »
  • Driver ejected through windshield in fatal Ascension Parish crash

    March 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish, according to Louisiana State Police The crash occurred near LA 431, east of Airline Highway just before 10:00 p.m. Sources say the driver hit a tree and was ejected through the windshield of their vehicle.... more »
  • Heavy delays through Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple reported accidents are causing delays on the interstate system inside Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. An accident just before the Dalrymple Exit on I-10 west has caused congestion to the I-10/12 split. Eastbound, a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge is causing delays past Hwy 415.... more »
  • 22-year-old killed in crash on Highway 964

    March 10, 2017 8:20 AM

    ZACHARY – Police say Highway 964 was briefly closed Friday morning as crews worked to clear a crash. The crash happened before 6 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 964 and Highway 64. First responders say one person was killed and a second person was transported from the scene. According... more »
  • Minister's prayers answered following call to 2 On Your Side

    March 9, 2017 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The last few months have been difficult for John Green. He lost his wife in a car accident and then his car insurance company gave him the run around after he filed a claim. The back and forth went on for weeks, but came to a... more »
  • 18-year-old killed in deadly motorcycle crash on LA 940

    March 8, 2017 7:31 PM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State troopers are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that killed an 18-year-old Wednesday. According to state police, Aiden Womack of Gonzales was killed following a crash on LA 940. State Police say that Womack was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on the interstate when 72-year-old Hazel... more »
  • Remaining victims from bus crash identified

    March 8, 2017 4:36 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities are releasing the names of the victims in a train-bus collision that killed four Texas tourists in Biloxi. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Wednesday that 79-year-old Clinton Havran of Sealy, Texas, died at the scene of the wreck, while 62-year-old Deborah Orr died after surgery at... more »
  • Mishap forces Michigan college team's plane off runway

    March 8, 2017 4:30 PM

    YPSILANTI, Mich. - The plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage. The team said everyone aboard was safe. Team spokesman Tom Wywrot emailed reporters describing the incident at Willow Run Airport, about 15 miles from the campus in... more »
  • Separate crashes close parts of Government St.

    March 7, 2017 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two separate crashes, one involving an East Baton Rouge Parish school bus, closed parts of Government Street in Baton Rouge Tuesday. Westbound traffic was diverted at Jefferson Highway as crews worked to clear one wreck. Photos from the scene show two cars with damage to their... more »
  • Witness: 'Body pieces were thrown everywhere' in Biloxi charter bus crash

    March 7, 2017 4:19 PM

    BILOXI - A witness says the conductor of a freight train was slowing down and trying to stop before colliding with a charter bus, but still slammed into it. Four people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the Tuesday afternoon collision in Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi native Mark... more »
  • Independence woman killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    March 7, 2017 12:55 PM

    HAMMOND – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish say a woman was killed in a crash on Hano Road near Independence Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to a preliminary investigation, a Chevrolet Vista was traveling southbound on Hano Road "at an accelerated rate of speed" when... more »
  • Four hospitalized after vehicle crashes into home on Gus Young Ave.

    March 4, 2017 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several people were reportedly hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a house Saturday night. The crash happened on Gus Young Ave. at N. Acadian around 8 p.m. Sources say the four people involved were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. This is a... more »
  • 64-year-old man dies after crash on LA 73

    March 3, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A two-vehicle crash on LA 73 claimed the life of a 64-year-old man on Thursday. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. when William Alford was traveling southbound on LA 73 in a Ford F-150. According to Louisiana State Police, 52-year-old David Anderson was traveling northbound on LA... more »
  • Deputy injured in motorcycle crash on Hooper Road

    March 3, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle was involved in a crash on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Hooper Road at Foster Drive. Authorities say that a car pulled out in front of the deputy's motorcycle. The deputy was... more »
  • Arizona woman killed in Livingston Parish motorcycle crash

    March 3, 2017 9:22 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say an Arizona woman died after in a motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. on LA 16 south of LA 1026 in Livingston Parish. Karen Romero of Phoenix, Arizona was killed.... more »
  • Series of wrecks near high school in Ascension Thursday Play Video

    March 2, 2017 1:29 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – A series of wrecks injured at least two people in Ascension Parish around lunchtime Thursday. The wrecks were along Highway 73 near Dutchtown High and the parish library. Specific information about what happened has not been released. A WBRZ viewer shared video on his Facebook page... more »
  • One killed in wreck on Jefferson Hwy. Thursday

    March 2, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man died in a crash on Jefferson Highway Thursday morning. Louisiana State Police say that 64-year-old William Alford was driving a Ford pickup truck and veered into oncoming traffic when he crashed into another vehicle. According to State Police, both drivers were taken to... more »
  • Bond tripled for drunk driver in Endymion crash

    March 1, 2017 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The bond has tripled for a 25-year-old man who drove into a crowd of people at the Endymion parade in New Orleans. According to a report from WWL , Neilson Rizzuto's bond has been raised from $125,000 to $420,000 following 22 additional charges filed against him.... more »
  • VIDEO: truck flies through the air, crashes after high speed chase Play Video

    March 1, 2017 12:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT – Cameras captured a dramatic moment near Shreveport Tuesday when a pickup truck ran off the road and was launched into the air. Authorities in Webster Parish say the incident happened after police stopped the driver for speeding. While police were speaking with the driver, the passenger jumped... more »
  • Crash shuts down I-12 east near Livingston

    February 28, 2017 7:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A crash has shut down I-12 eastbound near Frost Road, according to Louisiana State Police. The crash appears to involve a truck which veered into the median. The traffic is reportedly backed up for at least two miles. This is a developing story, we will update... more »
  • 22 additional charges filed against Endymion crash suspect

    February 28, 2017 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 additional charges have been filed against the suspect in the Endymion parade crash that hospitalized 21 people Saturday night. According to a report from WWLTV, 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto is facing 12 new counts of vehicular negligent injury and 10 counts of first-degree vehicular negligent injuring.... more »
  • 4 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes

    February 27, 2017 9:39 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Authorities say four people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and sparked a huge fire in Southern California. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore says the Cessna's occupants, a husband, wife and three teenagers, were returning to San Jose on... more »
  • LSP: One dead, eight injured in deadly crash on I-10 west Play Video

    February 26, 2017 6:59 PM

    GROSS TETE - One woman was killed and eight others were hurt in a deadly crash caused by an impaired driver Sunday morning. State police say 33-year-old Kevin Dickens was traveling westbound on I-10 in his 2007 Lexus E35 when he attempted to pass another vehicle, a 2003 Mercury... more »
  • 6-year-old dies after vehicle struck by intoxicated driver

    February 26, 2017 2:43 PM

    GONZALES - A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl Saturday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound, east of LA 44 in Ascension Parish on Feb. 25 around 10:00 p.m. The crash claimed the life of Samantha... more »
  • Suspect identified in Endymion parade crash

    February 25, 2017 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A drunk driver caused a crash along the Endymion parade route that left 21 people hospitalized Saturday. In a statement, police identified the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Police Chief Michael Harrison said on Saturday evening that police believe Rizzuto was "highly intoxicated" when he crashed... more »
  • 8-year-old girl fatally shot after Houston car crash

    February 25, 2017 1:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Police say an 8-year-old girl has been fatally shot after the vehicle she was in was involved in a car crash in Houston. Investigators say the girl and her mother were traveling down a Houston roadway early today when their Honda Accord was hit by a speeding Pontiac.... more »
  • Woman killed in crash with bulldozer on Interstate 55

    February 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    AMITE - A two-vehicle crash involving a bulldozer claimed the life of a Denham Springs resident Friday evening. According to State Police, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Amite. The crash took the life of 55-year-old Deanna Lawson, State Police said. Through the... more »
  • BRPD: man driving wrong way on I-110 caused two deadly crashes

    February 24, 2017 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a drunk Walker man who was driving the wrong way down I-110 was responsible for a deadly crash that killed two people in January. The crash, involving four cars and an 18-wheeler, happened near the Convention Street exit on I-110 around 3:30 a.m. on... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly US 190 crash involving state trooper

    February 22, 2017 11:51 AM

    LOTTIE - Louisiana State Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Wednesday afternoon. According to police, 64-year-old Henry Baise of Lottie was killed in the crash. Police say a state trooper was traveling eastbound on US 190 before 11... more »
  • LSP: Truck driver killed in two-vehicle crash

    February 20, 2017 10:36 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A 30-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on LA 10 Monday afternoon. According to State Police, the incident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on LA 10 east of Franklinton . The crash claimed the life of Christopher Rex Blansett of Sumrall, MS, according to... more »
  • LSP: Unrestrained man dies in Lafourche Parish crash

    February 19, 2017 3:56 PM

    DES ALLEMENDS - A fatal two-vehicle crash on US 90 claimed the life of one driver Saturday evening. According to State Police, 39-year-old Jamie Delatte of Des Allemends was involved in a crash on US 90 just east of Cypress Drive shortly before 7 p.m. The initial investigation... more »
  • Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other in Alabama

    February 18, 2017 9:55 PM

    WINFIELD, Ala. - Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston,... more »
  • TN woman drowns after early morning crash at boat landing

    February 18, 2017 2:10 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A Tennessee woman died in an early morning car crash in which the vehicle entered the water. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3:33 a.m., deputies responded to a reported car crash at the boat landing near the Butte... more »
  • Crash involving deputy on motorcycle reported on Airline Highway

    February 17, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle patrolman crashed on Airline Highway near Highland Road around lunchtime Friday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy on the motorcycle was not hurt. The crash happened at the corner of Airline and Thad Cain Lane.... more »
  • Victim in Wax Road crash near Central High School dies

    February 16, 2017 6:08 PM

    CENTRAL – The driver in a crash on Wax Road near Central High School has died, according to the Central Police Department. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Hodges Curry of Denham Springs. The crash involved a Fed Ex truck and another vehicle. The driver of the... more »
  • Possible wreckage from missing helicopter found on Wallace Lake

    February 15, 2017 8:02 PM

    MANY - DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle confirms wreckage has been found on Wallace Lake during a search for a missing helicopter. It's unknown how many people were aboard but he believes there were at least two. KTBS-TV reports the wreckage was spotted from the air. Emergency crews are assembling... more »
  • Gonzales woman dies after single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish

    February 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    WATSON – A single-vehicle crash on LA 447 in Livingston Parish resulted in the death of a Gonzales woman on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. when 49-year-old Kimberly Picard was traveling eastbound on LA 1019 in a GMC Sierra, according to Louisiana State Police. Picard ran... more »
  • 11 kids injured after school bus overturns in St. Helena Parish

    February 13, 2017 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple ambulances responded to a bus crash on Highway 43 in St. Helena Parish Monday morning. St. Helena School Superintendent Kelli Joseph tells WBRZ that a pickup truck veered into a school bus around 8 a.m. on Hwy. 43 near Muse Road. According to Acadian... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Child killed, mother hurt after deadly crash in West Baton Rouge

    February 8, 2017 3:36 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Deputies say a 4-year-old child was killed and her mother was injured in a crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of La. 415 and Arbroth Road around noon Wednesday. According to WBRSO Lt. Ken Albarez, 26-year-old Brittany... more »
  • Gibson woman ejected from vehicle in deadly crash

    February 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    GIBSON- A woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish Monday afternoon. According to Louisina State Police, 46-year-old Amy MacDougall was traveling east on North Bayou Black Drive when she entered a curve on the roadway. MacDougall tried to steer with the curve... more »
  • Three hurt after train crashes into 18-wheeler on Highway 1

    February 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A train hit an 18-wheeler truck on Highway 1 at Industrial Boulevard around noon Monday. According to a witness, the train pushed the truck a quarter mile down the track before coming to a stop. Three were taken from the scene by EMS with moderate injuries. No... more »

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