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  • 89-year-old taken to hospital after crash on Hooper Road Play Video

    April 25, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 89-year-old man was taken to the hospital following a crash on Hooper Road. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Hooper and Mickens Road. A white SUV t-boned a tan car at the intersection. The 89-year-old man was the passenger of the car. The... more »
  • Police respond to crash involving school bus on Airline Highway

    April 25, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews are responding to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in the 7000 block of Airline Highway near Bicentennial Place. The crash was reported on Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. According to BRPD, the crash involved a First Student school bus carrying passengers... more »
  • 4 teens killed, 1 injured in Georgia crash

    April 25, 2017 12:13 PM

    CAMPBELLTON - Police in Georgia say four teenage boys died and a teenage girl was injured when their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer. Fulton County police say the big rig's driver suffered minor injuries in the wreck Monday afternoon in the southern part of the county. News media report that... more »
  • Man accused of biting officer during DWI arrest

    April 25, 2017 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Plaquemine man faces a slew of charges after police say he crashed into another car while impaired then bit an officer in a struggle Monday morning. Juston Jefferson, 21, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, obstruction of... more »
  • Port Allen man ejected from pickup in deadly LA 983 crash

    April 21, 2017 8:42 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Louisiana State Police say a Port Allen man died in an early morning single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA 983 north of LA 620 in West Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Two hurt in 4-Mile Bridge crash that closed US 190 Play Video

    April 20, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say one person suffered "serious injuries" and another person was hurt in a wreck at the 4-Mile Bridge that shut down US 190 in both directions. The crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. AirMed was called to the scene to fly... more »
  • BRPD to hold blood drive for officer injured in I-12 crash

    April 20, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department will hold a blood drive for an officer who was injured in a crash on I-12 . BRPD officer Rickey Faust was responding to an alarm call last month and was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and... more »
  • Stretch of I-10 damaged after fiery crash but safe for drivers, DOTD says

    April 20, 2017 8:47 AM

    PORT ALLEN – Road crews spent some of Thursday morning cleaning and removing debris that remained from a deadly, fiery wreck on I-10 hours earlier. Six people were injured and a 26-year-old was killed in a collision involving two 18-wheelers and three passenger vehicles Wednesday evening. The crash... more »
  • Three injured in bizarre crash involving car and tree Play Video

    April 19, 2017 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were rushed to the hospital after they were pinned between a car and a tree Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a second vehicle parked in a driveway in the 10300 block... more »
  • Investigation underway into Army chopper crash; victim ID'd

    April 18, 2017 10:17 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. - Army investigators have arrived at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland that left one crew member dead and two injured. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a statement Tuesday night that investigators arrived earlier in the day to begin looking... more »
  • Police chase involving motorcycle ends in crash on I-12 West

    April 18, 2017 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A person trying to flee from police crashed on I-12 after a police pursuit started in Livingston Parish. Details about what initially started the pursuit have not been released yet. BRPD says the driver crashed in the grassy area at the I-12/Airline Highway split when the... more »
  • One hospitalized in crash on Harding Boulevard

    April 18, 2017 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash on Harding Boulevard that left one vehicle overturned Tuesday. The crash occurred near the RaceTrac gas station on Harding Boulevard around noon. Sources say one victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. This is a developing story.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by drunk driver on LA 24

    April 18, 2017 7:28 AM

    TERREBONNE - State Police say one man is dead and another has been charged with vehicular homicide after a vehicle struck a pedestrian in Terrebonne Parish Monday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened before 9 p.m. on LA 24 near Clendenning Road. Investigators say a 2007... more »
  • One dead after car catches fire in Florida Blvd. crash

    April 17, 2017 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one person was killed and a second person hurt in an early morning crash on Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Monday. According to Baton Rouge Police, the two-vehicle crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Florida Blvd. Crash investigators say... more »
  • Two hurt in crash on I-110 near Evangeline Street

    April 17, 2017 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were hurt in a crash on I-110 near the Evangeline Street Exit Monday morning. The crash happened before 9:15 a.m. Monday morning and closed two leftl lanes for more than an hour. Sources tell WBRZ that one person is in “very... more »
  • Louisiana woman, 2 children die in southwest Arkansas crash

    April 16, 2017 11:47 AM

    FOUKE, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say a Louisiana woman and two children were killed after the car they were in crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig in southwest Arkansas. A police report says 30-year-old Aileen Jose, a juvenile girl and a juvenile boy - all from Lake... more »
  • LSP: Head-on crash kills unrestrained man

    April 15, 2017 2:43 PM

    WEST MONROE - A head-on crash in Ouachita Parish has claimed the life of an unrestrained West Monroe man. Louisiana State Police say it happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday on Louisiana 616 near Caldwell Road. A preliminary investigation shows that a truck driven by 73-year-old Bracie Smith was headed... more »
  • LSP: Two people killed in Terrebonne Parish crash

    April 15, 2017 12:21 PM

    DULAC - Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash on LA 57 near Dulac in Terrebonne Parish early Saturday morning. According to State Police, Troopers began investigating the single-vehicle fatal crash on LA 57 shortly before 3:30 a.m. Through the initial investigation, State Police discovered a 2003... more »
  • 7 kids hurt in ATV wreck in Livingston Parish

    April 14, 2017 5:21 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Seven kids were hurt in an ATV crash on Lena Lane in French Settlement Friday afternoon. One of the seven was taken to the hospital by an ambulance, others were taken by parents authorities at the scene confirmed. Injuries range from broken bones to road rash.... more »
  • Vehicle crashes into backyard of Fairchild Street home

    April 14, 2017 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A vehicle crashed into the backyard of a home of Fairchild Street on Friday. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle tells WBRZ News 2 that the vehicle's brakes went out. The vehicle, appearing to be an SUV, came to a rest... more »
  • Coroner: 35-year-old man dead in River Road crash

    April 13, 2017 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person died in a single vehicle crash on River Road Thursday morning. The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office identified the victim as 35-year-old William Lacroix. According to the coroner's office, Lacroix died from multisystem trauma caused by the crash. Baton Rouge Police responded... more »
  • Police: speed possibly a factor in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    April 10, 2017 9:16 AM

    HOLDEN – State Police say speed is suspected to be a factor in a crash that killed a Napoleonville man Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the single vehicle crash happened around 8 p.m. on I-12 west at LA 441 in Livingston Parish. Investigators believe 34-year-old Christopher... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Assumption Parish crash

    April 8, 2017 7:20 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Louisiana State Police say a Donaldsonville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on LA 1 Saturday afternoon. According to police, 54-year-old Gregory Brown was traveling down the highway at around 12:30 p.m. when a GMC Sierra pulled out in front of his Suzuki motorcycle at... more »
  • Intoxicated driver charged with hit and run, trying to destroy evidence

    April 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man after he failed a sobriety test following a hit and run on LA 426 Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported accident on LA 426. Upon arrival, the victim said another driver rear ended her... more »
  • LSP: Teenage pedestrian killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    April 8, 2017 3:00 PM

    ST. LANDRY - A 17-year-old is dead following a fatal crash that occurred on LA 104 Friday evening. According to State Police, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA 104 near St. James Avenue around 10:50 p.m. The... more »
  • Speed cited in motorcycle crash that killed Leesville man

    April 8, 2017 2:11 PM

    HICKS - Louisiana State Police say a man killed in a motorcycle crash near Hicks appears to have been traveling at high speed. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports 22-year-old Austin T. Chandler of Leesville died Friday after losing control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on state Highway 121. A news... more »
  • Passenger ejected, driver injured in Denham Springs crash

    April 7, 2017 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was ejected from a vehicle after a crash in Denham Springs. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lockhart Road near Magnolia Blvd. Officials say the vehicle veered right for unknown reasons and drove into... more »
  • Jackson man killed in East Feliciana Parish crash

    April 7, 2017 2:53 PM

    JACKSON – State Police say a Jackson man died Friday in a single vehicle crash on LA 952 in East Feliciana Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. on LA 952 north of LA 10. Investigators say Timothy Hollins, 49, was driving southbound... more »
  • BRPD officer remains in ICU after crash on I-12 east

    April 7, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge Police Officer remains in ICU after a crash on I-12 two weeks ago. The crash happened shortly after midnight on March 21 on I-12 east. According to Zachary Police, officer Rickey Faust was responding to a hold up alarm when he... more »
  • Swedish Police say several dead, several injured after truck crash

    April 7, 2017 10:15 AM

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish police say there are several dead and several injured after a truck ran into a crowd of people in downtown Stockholm. In a statement Friday, they said that they cannot exclude this is an act of terror based on other events in Europe. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian struck in deadly Florida Blvd. crash Play Video

    April 6, 2017 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Florida Blvd Thursday night. Sources say the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Wooddale Drive. Baton Rouge Police say 71-year-old Dwight Fox died at the scene after being struck by an SUV... more »
  • Drivers trapped on spillway for hours after I-10W crash Wednesday night

    April 6, 2017 8:10 AM

    LAPLACE - Travelers driving westbound on I-10 were trapped on the Bonne Carre Spillway for more than six hours after a crash closed the roadway late Wednesday night. According to WWLTV, "hazardous tanker trucks" were involved in a crash around 11:30 p.m. between the I-310 and I-55 exits, two... more »
  • Prison van crash closes I-55 south of Ponchatoula

    April 6, 2017 7:46 AM

    MANCHAC – I-55 southbound was closed to traffic due to a crash south of Ponchatoula Thursday morning. According to DOTD, the crash happened near mile marker 17 near Manchac just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Officials say traffic is being diverted onto US 51. WWLTV reports a prison... more »
  • EBR Metro Councilman wants to fix neighborhood's traffic troubles Play Video

    April 5, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman is trying to fix a traffic issue in the Woodland Ridge neighborhood, but he says it could take a while. The city's traffic engineer said they have to first gather traffic data in the congested neighborhood to help narrow down the... more »
  • Fighter jet crash narrowly avoids Washington suburbs Play Video

    April 5, 2017 2:01 PM

    CLINTON, Md. - Residents of a suburban Washington neighborhood say their house shook when a fighter jet crashed nearby. Air Force officials said in a statement Wednesday that the D.C. Air National Guard F-16C was flying with other aircraft when it crashed southwest of Joint Base Andrews. Prince George's County... more »
  • Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

    April 5, 2017 10:26 AM

    CLINTON -The military says a fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed a few miles from the U.S. capital. Air Force officials said in a statement Wednesday that the D.C. Air National Guard F-16C was flying with other aircraft when it crashed in a... more »
  • Two injured in motorcycle crash on Avenue G

    April 3, 2017 8:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle occurred on Avenue G. According to authorities, one person is in critical condition and the other is in serious condition. The crash occurred before 7:30 p.m. Monday evening on Ave. G near... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crashing into trailer on Highway 316

    April 2, 2017 7:57 PM

    HOUMA - Police say a motorcyclist hurt in a Saturday night crash on LA 316 has died from his injuries. According to Louisiana State Police, 61-year-old James Marcel Jr. of Houma was traveling south on Highway 316 near Coteau Road when he struck a trailer that was blocking the... more »
  • Swedish bus crash leaves 3 dead, 19 injured, mostly students

    April 2, 2017 12:24 PM

    STOCKHOLM - Rescue officials say a bus carrying Swedish students to a ski resort crashed Sunday in central Sweden, killing three people and injuring 19 others - six of them seriously. Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt said 31 others sustained minor injuries. The 52 high-school students were en route to... more »
  • Reports of baby, others trapped in a series of overnight wrecks on I-10

    April 2, 2017 8:41 AM

    WHISKEY BAY – Numerous wrecks closed a stretch of I-10 through Iberville Parish and required emergency care for several people overnight. Dispatchers sent ground ambulances, a medical helicopter and numerous police to wrecks on I-10 West near Whiskey Bay around four Sunday morning. For about two hours, authorities worked... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal crash on Choctaw Drive

    April 1, 2017 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A late morning crash involving two vehicles killed one person and left another person injured. According to BRPD, an officer tried to pull over Dan Spland for a traffic stop around 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Spland reportedly tried to evade the officer and swerved into the... more »
  • 3 siblings killed in a car wreck

    April 1, 2017 11:39 AM

    LUCEDALE, Miss. - A grieving community has held a candlelight vigil and funeral services for three siblings who died in a car crash. The Sun Herald reports that the three were passengers in a car that slammed into a sign off a highway on Sunday, March 26. The driver, 23-year-old... more »
  • DA seeks to revoke bond for accused drunk driver

    March 29, 2017 10:12 PM

    COVINGTON - A district attorney wants to revoke or raise the bond of a Covington woman accused of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk on a bridge connecting the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Olivia Matte posted $126,000 bond March 24 in Jefferson Parish in connection with... more »
  • Lane reopens on I-110 South at Government St. after crash

    March 29, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-110 South are open at Government Street after a crash closed the left lane Wednesday night. The crash occured around 8 p.m. when a vehicle hit a guardrail in the median. The left lane of I-110 South was closed at the site of... more »
  • Texas trooper: Multiple fatalities in church van-truck crash

    March 29, 2017 6:28 PM

    UVALDE, Texas - A Texas state trooper says there are multiple fatalities in a head-on crash between a church van and a pickup truck in southwestern Texas. Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety reports the van was carrying 14 people when it collided with the truck,... more »
  • 2 die in northeast Mississippi plane crash

    March 28, 2017 9:28 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - An experienced pilot and a passenger have died after a plane crash in northeast Mississippi. Monroe Emergency Management Director Bunky Goza tells WTVA-TV that the single-engine Mooney M20 left Monroe County Airport around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, bound for Madison. The plane never arrived, and emergency workers found... more »
  • Driver cited for careless operation after 18-wheeler drives off Basin Bridge Play Video

    March 28, 2017 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler crash on I-10 sent a truck over the side of the Basin Bridge Tuesday. The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m., destroying the barrier and dropping the 18-wheeler on the roadway below. Louisiana State Police say the truck drove off the bridge near the Butte... more »
  • SUV drives through home on Rhodes Avenue

    March 28, 2017 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating how a Chevrolet Tahoe ended up between a house and an oak tree Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses tell WBRZ that the SUV had turned from Monroe Avenue onto Rhodes Avenue, traveled around the tree and into a home. Photos from the scene significant... more »
  • Commercial jet lands at BTR Airport after declaring mechanical emergency Play Video

    March 27, 2017 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plane inbound to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport declared a mechanical emergency on Monday afternoon. Sources say the commercial jet was having an issue with the flaps on its wings, which are used to slow the plane's airspeed. The plane, operated by Express Jet Airlines,... more »
  • Six hurt in crash involving prisoner transport bus

    March 27, 2017 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a Department of Corrections prisoner transport bus Monday. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 61 at New Rafe Mayer Road. Sources say six people were transported from the scene with minor injuries. ... more »
  • 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 »

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