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  • Passenger dead and driver injured after crash in Washington Parish, Impairment suspected

    September 24, 2016 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH - One man is dead and another is injured after their vehicle crashed into a utility pole on LA 436 Friday night. State Police responded to a single vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Friday night on LA 436 near LA 21. Investigators learned that 54 year-old Lark... more »
  • Both lanes blocked on I-10 west on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    September 21, 2016 11:32 AM

    RAMAH – All lanes are blocked on I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to an accident Wednesday morning. According to traffic officials, the accident happened near mile marker 123 just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic is passing through the right shoulder. Congestion from the incident has reached... more »
  • Delahoussaye tweets picture of cleats, memory of friends killed in crash

    September 20, 2016 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye tweeted a picture of his cleats with the numbers of two friends and football players who died in a car crash before the season started this summer. A small "27" and "3" appear at the heel of the cleat. Delahoussaye wrote on... more »
  • Drunk driving suspected in fatal crash on LA 13

    September 20, 2016 10:28 AM

    EVANGELINE PARISH - Louisiana State Police suspect that drunk driving was a factor in a crash on LA 13 over the weekend that took the life of a Ville Platte man. The crash occurred on Sunday around 2:20 a.m. on LA 13 near Gilbert Road. Arthur Velasquez, 31 of... more »
  • Addis man killed in Sunday morning crash on I-12

    September 18, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say an Addis man died Sunday in a one vehicle crash on I-12. The crash happened around 1:21 a.m. Sunday morning on I-12 westbound at the Millerville Road. According to Baton Rouge Police, Grimes was driving a 2007 Honda Accord when it veered from a... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after Friday crash on Nicholson Drive

    September 16, 2016 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Denham Springs teen was killed Friday when a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle on Nicholson Drive Friday afternoon. According to Baton Rouge Police, 19-year-old Dylan Dalgo was driving north on Nicholson Drive around 6:30 p.m. when a Kia Rio tried... more »
  • Denham Springs man killed after striking horse on US 190

    September 16, 2016 11:15 AM

    SATSUMA – State Police say a Denham Springs man is dead after his car struck a horse on US 190 in Livingston Parish Friday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 1 a.m. on US 190 east of Satsuma Road. Investigators say 24-year-old Joshua Marange... more »
  • 47-year-old Morganza man dies in car crash after ejected through sunroof

    September 15, 2016 11:26 AM

    NEW ROADS – State Troopers responded to a single-car crash on LA 10 where a man died after he was ejected through the sunroof. The crash occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. on LA 10 west of LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Valerie Landry, 46, was driving eastbound of... more »
  • Sources: 1 killed in crash on Airline Hwy

    September 9, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sources say one person was killed in a car wreck Friday night. It happened on Airline Highway near Old Jefferson around 10 p.m.It's unclear what caused the crash. Authorities have not released any information at this time. Check back for updates. more »
  • Teen bicyclist struck and killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    September 6, 2016 8:56 PM

    RACELAND - A 13-year-old riding her bike this afternoon died after she struck the rear of a dump truck. Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, State Troopers started investigating a fatal crash that took the life of Autumn Fuller. Fuller was biking east on the westbound shoulder of LA 182. The... more »
  • New Jersey man dies in three-vehicle crash in Slidell

    September 6, 2016 11:48 AM

    SLIDELL – A three-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound near Old Spanish Trail in Slidell claimed the life of one man from New Jersey. The crash happened on Labor Day around 12 p.m. when 66-year-old Milton Frank was traveling east bound on I-10 near Spanish Trial in a Chrevrolet Tahoe.... more »
  • Mississippi man dies walking across US 90 in Louisiana

    September 5, 2016 11:13 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police say a 34-year-old Mississippi man was hit by an SUV and killed as he walked across U.S. 90 near New Iberia. Master Trooper Brooks David says Jason Newburn of Hattiesburg was hit about 8:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Louisiana... more »
  • Small plane crash kills Lafayette man and 1 other while doing stunts

    September 4, 2016 4:17 PM

    LIBERTY, Texas - The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says two men died in a plane crash as they were apparently performing stunts above the Trinity River. The office says in a statement that the pilot Patrick Joseph Falterman, 26, Cleveland, Texas, and his friend, Zach Esters, 25, who was visiting... more »
  • Fatal pedestrian crash involving 13-year-old currently under investigation

    September 4, 2016 11:28 AM

    AMELIA - A crash that occurred Saturday night claimed the life of the pedestrian involved. 13-year-old Allyson Duval of Morgan City was walking near Lake Palourde Road shortly before 9 p.m. when she was struck by a tan Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by a 32-year-old man of Amelia, St.... more »
  • 2 dead after small plane crashes in waters off Florida coast

    September 3, 2016 3:34 PM

    DANIA BEACH - Florida authorities say two people were killed when a Cessna 172 that was flying south along Broward County's shoreline crashed into the Atlantic. First responders found the downed small plane and two of its occupants off the coast of Dania Beach on Saturday morning. Sheriff's spokesman Mike... more »
  • Early morning crash on LA 1 leaves one dead, one injured

    August 29, 2016 9:55 PM

    GOLDEN MEADOW - A head-on crash this morning involving two vehicles on LA 1 near Celestin Drive has left one person dead and another injured. According to Louisiana State Police, around 5 a.m. this morning Taylor Fontenot was traveling northbound on LA 1. Fontenot then crossed the center lane... more »
  • Man dies after single car crash on LA 40 in Livingston

    August 29, 2016 7:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 40 that took the life of a 51-year-old man. On Aug. 29 around 2 p.m. a crash occurred as 51-year-old Kevin Zeno of Montepelier was traveling westbound on LA 40 in a Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reasons,... more »
  • Bus driver charged with negligent homicide after deadly I-10 crash Play Video

    August 28, 2016 11:08 AM

    LAPLACE - State Police say a party bus carrying workers to Baton Rouge Sunday morning struck a firetruck on I-10, killing two people and injuring dozens. According to Louisiana State Police, firefighters had already responded to a single vehicle crash around 6:40 a.m. near mile post 203 on I-10... more »
  • Zachary man killed in three vehicle crash

    August 20, 2016 10:46 PM

    LIVONIA – State Police say a Zachary man is dead after a three vehicle crash on USA 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened near the intersection of US 190 and LA 978 around 1 p.m. Saturday. Crash investigators say the... more »
  • Driver arrested after deadly hit-and-run on the Old Bridge

    August 20, 2016 1:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A pedestrian was hit and killed and another man arrested after a hit and run incident around 2 a.m. on US 190. The crash occurred on the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The pedestrian identified as 36 year old Vontravis Stevens of Plauqemine was walking across the... more »
  • Troopers identify woman killed in Tickfaw crash

    August 20, 2016 12:45 PM

    TICKFAW - Louisiana State Police identified the pedestrian killed when she was truck by a vehicle on US 51 in Tickfaw Friday night. Police say the incident happened after 11 p.m. Friday near the intersection of US 51 and Pardo Rd. in Tickfaw. Investigators say 36-year-old Joni Fricano... more »
  • One of two wrecks on Jefferson Hwy. involved a police officer

    August 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer was involved in a wreck responding to a more serious crash near the corner of Jefferson and Drusilla Friday night. Initially, authorities were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and an an automobile. The coroner's office was called to the crash involving... more »
  • 16-year-old passenger dies in head-on collision

    August 19, 2016 9:29 PM

    NEW ROADS – A 16-year-old is dead following a two-vehicle crash on LA 1 South in Pointe Coupee parish. On Thursday, around 3 p.m. 17-year-old Harlee Doucet of Moganza was traveling northbound on LA 1 in a Toyota Corolla. At the same time, 46-year-old Amy Self was traveling southbound on... more »
  • DPW truck involved in three vehicle crash; injuries reported

    August 15, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Department of Public Works truck was involved in a crash with injuries at the intersection of Sherwood and Red Oak Drive Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 5:20 p.m. Monday. Images from the scene show three damaged vehicles: a DPW truck, a Thomas English muffin... more »
  • No injuries reported after school bus rear-ended in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    WALKER - Only bumps and bruises were reported after a school bus was hit from behind on Tuesday morning. Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel said the bus had dropped high school students off and was bound for North Corbin Junior High in Walker when it was struck from... more »
  • Florida Blvd at Sherwood Blvd briefly closed after multi car crash

    August 8, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A multi-car crashed blocked roads in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Florida Blvd was closed at Sherwood Forest Blvd around 5:40 p.m. Monday. Images of the scene show first responders working the crash. The tires of a Blue SUV appear to... more »
  • Prairieville man dies in LA 44 crash

    August 8, 2016 9:05 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Troopers say a Prairieville man wasn’t wearing a seat belt after he died at the scene of a crash in Ascension Parish just after midnight Monday. 47-year-old Bart Todd was traveling southbound on LA 44 when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line into the... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash on LA 10 in Franklinton

    August 6, 2016 7:51 PM

    FRANKLINTON – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a crash on LA 10 in Franklinton, La. Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 10 west of LA 439 after 11 a.m. Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Earniesha Lott was driving eastbound on LA... more »
  • Woman dies after struck by car on US 51

    August 4, 2016 2:09 PM

    HAMMOND – A woman walking along US 51 in Hammond died after she was struck by a car early Thursday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. Louisiana State Troopers responded to the crash and learned that 45-year-old Karen Rae Phillips was walking within the northbound lane of US 51. As Phillips... more »
  • Sheriff identifies body of crashed Helicopter pilot found in Atchafalaya Basin

    August 3, 2016 10:16 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - Officials have identified body of a pilot whose helicopter crashed in the Atchafalaya Basin, according to a KATC Report. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal identified the pilot as 29-year-old Casey Clark of Great Falls, Montana. He says Clark was a pilot working for Gulf Coast Helicopters.... more »
  • Small plane crashes off Florida coast, kills Louisiana man

    August 3, 2016 6:45 PM

    DESTIN - Authorities say a small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle coast, killing a Louisiana man. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says on social media that 63-year old Al Habetz's twin engine eight-seat Cessna went down Tuesday night near Destin. Officials don't think anyone... more »
  • Two hurt when car crashed through store Wednesday

    August 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were injured when an SUV crashed into a Family Dollar store after lunch Wednesday. The sheriff's office is handling the investigation into the crash at 13559 Old Hammond Highway. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported in a Facebook video report from... more »
  • Man dies after rear-ending 18-wheeler in Iberville Parish

    August 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    RAMAH – A man from Mandeville is dead after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Iberville Parish. On Tuesday around 10 p.m. Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-10 westbound, east of Whiskey Bay that took the life of 50-year-old Marty Wyatt of... more »
  • One person dead after fiery crash on I-110

    July 29, 2016 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say one person is dead after crash on the southbound lanes of Interstate 110 near Weller Avenue. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Myrone LeBlanc. Police say LeBlanc was driving a 2001 Honda Accord and attempted to merge from the center lane to... more »
  • Man killed in head-on crash with dump truck in Folsom

    July 29, 2016 2:30 PM

    FOLSOM - Louisiana State Troopers say a Madisonville resident was killed in a crash on LA 25 in Folsom early Friday morning. 29-year-old Lawrence Lemoine Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene by the parish coroner. State Police said a Hammond Police officer initiated a traffic stop at... more »
  • Man dead after morning crash in West Baton Rouge Parish

    July 21, 2016 11:15 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH – State Police say one man is dead after a single vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the wreck happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on LA 620 west of LA 983. Investigators say 27-year-old Aaron Walker... more »
  • Car drives off bridge into canal on Greenwell Street

    July 16, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a car drove off of a bridge into a canal early Saturday morning in the 4700 block of Greenwell Street in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash happened after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators say the driver was heading west on a... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 arrested after head-on crash in Ascension Parish

    July 14, 2016 8:01 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State Police say two people are dead and another person was arrested after a deadly head-on crash on LA 1 in Ascension Parish Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened after 6 a.m. north of LA 405. Police say 17-year-old Stormy Hunnicutt from Prairieville... more »
  • Impairment suspected in crash that killed Gonzales woman

    July 8, 2016 11:01 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police say impairment is a suspected factor in a crash that killed a Gonzales woman in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers were on the scene of the single-vehicle wreck just after 3 a.m. Friday on LA 621 east of LA 73. 37-year-old Christine Reaux, of Gonzales, was... more »
  • Driver was watching Harry Potter in Tesla during fatal autopilot crash

    July 4, 2016 12:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced... more »
  • Florida officials investigating fiery crash that left 4 dead

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE - Authorities were investigating Sunday what caused a driver of a decades-old school bus to run a flashing red light and collide with a tractor-trailer causing both to burst into flames killing four people and injuring 25 others. Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel said Saturday that speed was not... more »
  • Livingston woman dead after morning crash in Denham Springs

    July 1, 2016 7:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a Livingston woman is dead after a morning crash in Livingston Parish Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 62-year-old Judy Soulier died from her injuries after a Jeep Cherokee crossed a center lane on LA 1026, striking Soulier’s car head-on. Police say... more »
  • Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

    July 1, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in 2015. That's makes last year the deadliest driving year since... more »
  • Tesla crash a harbinger of industry fears

    July 1, 2016 9:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The fatal crash of a high-tech car set on "Autopilot" is a crash that auto industry knew was coming but still feared. Now the fatal crash of a Tesla Motors car could add to the public's apprehension of driverless cars even before they reach the road in... more »
  • 1st self-driving car crash death reported involves Tesla S

    June 30, 2016 5:25 PM

    WILLISTON, Fla. - Officials have confirmed the first self-driving car death involving a Tesla S sports car where the driver was using autopilot. "What we know is that the vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model... more »
  • Medics recovering after drunk driver crashed into wreck

    June 30, 2016 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two EMTs and an officer injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed through the scene of a wreck early Sunday morning are recovering well. First responders were at the scene of an accident on I-10 East at the 10/12 split at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when... more »
  • Vehicle overturns after hit-and-run causing I-12 West delays

    June 30, 2016 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned vehicle on I-12 West at O’Neal Lane is causing heavy Thursday morning commute delays. At 8:30 a.m., the closed right lane reopened, leaving the center and left lanes blocked. Congestion related to the crash had stretched to Juban Road by that time. Baton... more »
  • Uber software tracks drivers for high speed, sudden stops

    June 29, 2016 11:21 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior - while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. The global ride-hailing company on Wednesday announced an extensive test of new software that aims to increase safety... more »
  • Driver sues bar for $1M after drunken crash

    June 27, 2016 4:33 PM

    DALLAS - The Dallas Morning News reported a man is filing a lawsuit against a bar for allegedly serving him too much to drink, leading him to later crash his car. The man, Gordon Savage, brought the lawsuit against W.W. Fairfield’s restaurant and club after he ended his eight-hour... more »
  • Child killed in crash on west side, driver charged Play Video

    June 27, 2016 2:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE – A child was killed in a car crash that injured as many as eight others near Jack Miller Landing Monday. Authorities said Asha Cooper, 9, was killed in the crash. The driver of a small SUV the child was riding in was charged with negligent homicide and... more »
  • State police: Toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    June 27, 2016 9:31 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of... more »
  • Victims' names released in deadly car crash in Ethel

    June 25, 2016 10:54 PM

    ETHEL – Two people are dead after a car struck a tree in East Feliciana Parish Saturday night. First responders say the single vehicle crash happened around 7:53 p.m. at the intersection Line Road and LA 955 near Ethel, Louisiana. Deputies say 22-year-old Jonathan Hilliard was driving his 2010... more »
  • Arrest made in June 9 accident that killed girl, 14

    June 23, 2016 6:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've made an arrest in the hit-and-run traffic crash that killed a 14-year-old girl. A police news release says the accident happened June 9 on Interstate 10. The victim, Kayla Lagarde of New Orleans, was a passenger in a Pontiac Grand Am that... more »
  • Hazmat crew on scene after 18-wheeler crash in WBR Parish

    June 20, 2016 5:23 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Louisiana State Police say a Hazmat crew is on the scene of an 18-wheeler crash on I-10 West to monitor clean up and recovery efforts. The crash happened at milepost 144 between Port Allen and Rosedale. While all lanes remain open, motorists are experiencing... more »
  • Car on fire causes I-10 West delays near Highland Rd. exit

    June 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say a vehicle fire caused a lane closure that led to a five-mile delay on I-10 West Monday afternoon. The left lane of I-10 West near the Highland Road exit remained closed for around 30 minutes as crews worked to clear the vehicle that... more »
  • State police working accident at I-10 Grosse Tete exit

    June 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    GROSSE TETE – State Police are working a traffic accident on I-10 west by the Grosse Tete exit near the Atchafalaya River Basin Bridge Sunday afternoon. Around 5:28 p.m., the left of lane of I-10 West was blocked due to an accident. Traffic passed through the right lane but... more »
  • Bus passengers uninjured, truck driver transported after crash on I-10

    June 17, 2016 10:43 PM

    GROSSE TETE - 44 bus passengers were uninjured in a crash on I-10 east near Grosse Tete Friday night, but the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in the accident was transported to the hospital. #WATCH Scene after crash involving bus, 18-wheeler. Truck driver was transported https://t.co/Sli6Z0Dxvd @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Xl6ohxZ6rC... more »
  • Man arrested for DWI after crashing truck with infant inside into canal

    June 13, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in custody after he was accused of crashing his truck into a canal while driving drunk with an infant in the vehicle early Monday morning. 41-year-old Charles Matz, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation and... more »
  • 4 killed in single-car crash in Vernon Parish

    June 11, 2016 6:33 PM

    OAKDALE - Investigators suspect excessive speed was a factor in a car crash that killed four people in Vernon Parish. A State Police statement says an unidentified driver lost control of a pickup truck early Saturday before the vehicle veered off Highway 10, struck several trees and burst into flames.... more »
  • Four injured after three-car crash involving ATV

    June 8, 2016 7:16 PM

    CENTRAL – Firefighters say four people were injured after a three car crash involving an ATV Wednesday afternoon in Central. According to the Central Fire Department, the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on the 17000 block of Blackwater Road. Three Central Fire Department units responded to help the Chaneyville... more »

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