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  • 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 »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after I-55 crash

    January 16, 2016 12:45 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police say an Arkansas resident was killed and a man is in critical condition after a wreck involving three vehicles on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say the crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Mariam Williams, of Sherwood, Arkansas. Investigators say the crash... more »
  • Pride man arrested after pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run

    January 11, 2016 4:57 PM

    PRIDE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of severely injuring a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash on George Oneal Road Saturday. 25-year-old Michael Threeton was booked into the EBR Parish Prison on a charge of hit-and-run following his arrest on Sunday. Deputies said... more »
  • 96-year-old drives into Mandeville community center; 4 hurt

    January 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    MANDEVILLE - A car driven by a 96-year-old woman crashed through a glass wall at the Mandeville community center, injuring four people inside. The wreck happened shortly before 9 a.m. Monday at the Paul Spitzfaden Community Center near City Hall. Police spokesman Capt. Gerald Sticker says the victims... more »
  • Cops: Intoxicated woman holding a baby on lap crashes car

    January 11, 2016 11:41 AM

    EPHRATA, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania woman was driving under the influence and holding a baby on her lap when she crashed her vehicle into a curb. Police tell LNP that Erika Rizzon, of Ephrata, struck a curb at the intersection just after 10 p.m. Saturday in Ephrata.... more »
  • Man arrested after wreck with Mississippi officer

    January 2, 2016 12:14 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A 28-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after police say he caused an accident that sent a Mississippi police officer and another driver to the hospital. Gulfport Police Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells multiple news outlets two officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on... more »
  • This year's popular Christmas present is sending people to the hospital Play Video

    December 29, 2015 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the new skateboard, but with less work. Hoverboards were one of the most popular gifts this season. Now, the hospital is becoming a regular spot for some riders. Baton Rouge General said they've seen around ten people come in after falling off their boards.... more »
  • Police: Baton Rouge woman killed by impaired driver

    December 26, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police said a Baton Rouge woman was killed in a head on crash when an impaired driver veered into her lane Saturday morning. Louisiana State Police said two cars collided happened on Nicholson Drive near Gardere Lane shortly before 6 a.m. According to Police, 37-year-old... more »
  • State Police: 3 dead in car-train wreck in Iberia

    December 23, 2015 9:04 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police confirm three people were killed in a single vehicle crash involving an Amtrak passenger train. Master Trooper Brooks David says three others were transported Tuesday to hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. David says all of the deceased and injured... more »
  • Authorities say woman intentionally crashed into pedestrians in Las Vegas

    December 21, 2015 9:49 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Police in Las Vegas say a woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times, mowing down people outside a Las Vegas casino Sunday. One person was killed and at least 30 others were injured. After the crash, the 1996 Oldsmobile with Oregon... more »
  • 2 dead in medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

    December 16, 2015 8:59 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ.- Officials say two people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix. The aircraft company said early Wednesday that a third crew member is "safe," but did not elaborate. Air Methods, which owns the company operating the aircraft, says the chopper was carrying... more »
  • Plaquemine man struck, killed by pickup on Hwy 405

    December 15, 2015 1:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE –Police say a Plaquemine man walking on LA 405 died after being struck by a pickup truck Tuesday morning. Louisiana State Police said 25-year-old Jermaine Taylor, wearing all black clothing, was walking in the northbound lane of LA 405 shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to investigators,... more »
  • Hammond man killed in single vehicle crash in Tangipahoa

    December 13, 2015 3:45 PM

    HAMMOND – A Hammond man was killed after his truck overturned and crashed into a tree in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday, according to State Police. Louisiana State Police said 34-year-old David Neal Giacone was traveling southbound on LA 1065 when his pickup truck drove off the right side of the... more »
  • Woman drives into bayou, dies after wreck

    December 11, 2015 5:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Authorities in Iberville Parish said a woman drove off into a bayou in the Grosse Tete area and later died Friday. Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said the wreck happened along LA 77 this morning in Grosse Tete. Engolio said... more »
  • School, community mourn death of 14-year-old student Play Video

    December 10, 2015 1:29 PM

    GEISMAR - Flags at Dutchtown High School were lowered to half-staff the day after State Police said a 14-year-old student was hit by a pickup and died while riding his bike. Authorities said Brennan Rube was riding his bike south on LA 73 around 6 p.m. Wednesday when a... more »
  • Driver charged with negligent homicide in cycling teen's death

    December 9, 2015 8:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police charged a Gonzales man with negligent homicide in the death of a Prairieville teen while the boy was riding his bike in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers said 26-year-old Joshua Ashford faces both negligent homicide and speeding charges after the wreck which killed 14-year-old Brennan... more »
  • Sugarcane truck crashes into house in Assumption Parish

    December 4, 2015 2:38 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies are still trying to figure out what caused a sugarcane truck to crash into a house on Hwy 1 south of Napoleonville around noon Friday. Deputies said the wreck happened where Hwy 1 intersects with Hwy 400. While on the scene, deputies advised motorists who... more »
  • Independence woman killed in crash

    December 1, 2015 2:19 PM

    ALBANY - State Police said a Livingston Parish woman died and another person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Investigators said 49-year-old Peggy Perry of Independence died when her pickup ran off the road and overturned. A passenger with her was moderately injured. LSP said the... more »
  • Wrecks, weather causing heavy delays on the interstate

    December 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are investigating multiple crashes that happened on I-10 Eastbound west of Ramah. Emergency crews are working to clear the interstate at mile post 128. The right lane and shoulder are blocked but traffic is still passing through the left lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after wreck with underage drunk driver

    November 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an underage drunk driver sent two motorcyclists to the hospital with broken bones early Sunday morning. 20-year-old Joelle Stoker was booked on charges of failure to maintain control, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and DWI. The accident happened on I-10 East near College... more »
  • 3 die in Plaquemines Parish vehicle fire after wreck

    November 26, 2015 1:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish said three people died in an early morning single vehicle crash after the car burst into flames. The wreck happened shortly before 2 a.m. in the 30400 block of Plaquemines Parish Hwy 11 in Port Sulphur. Deputies said the area of... more »
  • Pair of motorcyclists killed in Iberia Parish wreck with big rig

    November 26, 2015 12:27 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - State Police say a crash involving three vehicles on LA 14 west of US 190 took the lives of two motorcyclists from Abbeville Wednesday night. Troopers said the crash happened just after 6 p.m. as 29-year-old Ernest Comesana Jr., of Crowley, was driving an 18-wheeler east... more »
  • Driver accused of fourth offense DWI in deadly Erwinville hit-and-run Play Video

    November 20, 2015 9:50 AM

    ERWINVILLE - A suspected drunk driver is facing charges of vehicular homicide and fourth offense DWI after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Erwinville that left the other driver dead Friday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on LA 620 at LA 983. Law enforcement identified the... more »
  • 6 people injured, 2 critical in wreck near Addis

    November 12, 2015 2:43 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities say first responders are on the scene of a two vehicle crash near Addis. The accident happened near Hwy 1 at its intersection with Hwy 1148 in front of Dow Chemical. According to authorities, there are likely a total of six people in need of medical... more »
  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in Airline Hwy crash

    November 9, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died at an area hospital last night following a traffic crash that happened in the 7300 block of Airline Highway. Police said 56-year-old Patricia Wilson was the driver of a 2013 Honda Accord that was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado as... more »
  • Troopers identify passengers in fatal wreck near Sorrento

    November 8, 2015 9:15 PM

    SORRENTO – Police have identified all four passengers in a vehicle that flipped on I-10 near Sorrento Saturday and became partially submerged in water. With the assistance of the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, the family members of the deceased identified two of the occupants in the vehicle. ... more »
  • Plattenville resident killed in Assumption Parish accident

    November 7, 2015 5:44 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A Plattenville man was killed in a crash on Louisiana Highway 1 after his car crossed the highway's center line. State police say it happened around 4 a.m. Saturday. A northbound car driven by 25-year-old Anthony Cox crossed into the southbound lane in a curve. The car struck... more »
  • Train carrying LSU fans collides with truck in Alabama

    November 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    BESSEMER, Ala. - An Amtrak train carrying dozens of LSU fans collided with a dump truck in Alabama Friday. It happened in the town of Bessemer, which is between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The collision killed the dump truck driver, according to ABC 33/40 in Alabama. LSU fan Amy... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in accident on I-20 in Louisiana

    November 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    SIMSBORO - Louisiana State police say a 29-year-old Mississippi woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Lincoln Parish. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says the accident happened shortly after 7:20 Thursday night about three miles west of Simsboro. Reichardt says a small SUV driven by Noura Makki, of... more »
  • Alabama man killed in crash near Louisiana-Mississippi line

    November 4, 2015 7:33 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - Authorities have identified the truck driver whose 18-wheeler plunged into the Pearl River near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line following an accident on Interstate 10. Louisiana State Police say the victim was 26-year-old Steven Shawn Clark, of Theodore, Alabama. Troopers say the accident late Tuesday involved Clark's... more »
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in US 190 wreck

    November 3, 2015 6:35 PM

    LACOMBE - State Police said they responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 190, west of Lacombe in St. Tammany Parish, that took the lives of a Slidell woman. Troopers said the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. as 23-year-old Angela Mangini was driving a Ford Crown Victoria westbound... more »
  • WATCH: Plane falls out of the sky in NW Arkansas

    November 3, 2015 11:28 AM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Authorities in northwest Arkansas said everyone walked away from a plane which fell out of the sky Tuesday morning. The Fayetteville Fire Department said the plane was attached to a parachute when it came out of the sky near the city high school. Firefighters said... more »
  • DA says Oklahoma parade deaths seem intentional

    October 26, 2015 5:23 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - A prosecutor says it appears that a woman accused of driving her car into a homecoming parade near Oklahoma State University did so "purposely." Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas said Monday that the evidence suggests that the deaths of four people during Saturday's parade were "an... more »
  • Crash leaves driver in critical condition

    October 25, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to a serious crash this evening at the corner of Lee Drive and Nicholson. Two vehicles collided at the intersection around 7pm. The wreck happened during a heavy downpour that left streets looking more like rivers. WBRZ has learned... more »
  • Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

    October 24, 2015 4:41 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Deputies in Ascension Parish are investigating a fatal crash that left a cyclist dead early Saturday morning. The Sheriff's Office says Daniel Lafleur, Sr., 67, was riding his bike on Parker Rd. in Prarieville when he was hit by a vehicle. The other driver took off, and Lafleur... more »
  • Shreveport man killed in motorcycle crash on US 190 in Hammond

    October 21, 2015 11:53 AM

    HAMMOND – Police say a Shreveport man was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle crash on US 190 West in Hammond. Louisiana State Police said 51-year-old Morgan Welch, of Shreveport, was killed when his Harley Davidson motorcycle drifted onto the eastbound lane and struck an SUV. Troopers said that... more »
  • Alexandria teen dies in Rapides Parish wreck

    October 20, 2015 4:39 PM

    RAPIDES PARISH - An Alexandria teenager is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning. State police said they responded to the crash at around 10:33 a.m., which happened on LA Hwy 457 north of US Hwy 71. 17-year-old Bree Ducote was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup northbound... more »
  • Grand jury does not indict 19-year-old driver in deadly crash

    October 16, 2015 4:28 PM

    NEW ROADS- A grand jury returned a no true bill in the case against a woman who caused a deadly three-vehicle crash last year. The driver of the car investigators said caused the crash in Livonia, 19-year-old Ansley Deshotel, was ticketed. Family members of the woman who was killed,... more »
  • All lanes reopen after crash on LA-1 S

    October 15, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on LA-1 South on the Intercoastal Canal Bridge in Port Allen following an earlier accident. Traffic from the crash has backed up Essen Road on both I-10 and I-12 Westbound in Baton Rouge. Drivers are advised to use US-190 West as an... more »
  • 2 reported dead in Hammond plane crash Play Video

    October 14, 2015 5:08 PM

    HAMMOND - It will likely be Thursday afternoon before federal investigators release additional information about a plane crash that killed two people in Hammond. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday as the Cessna 421 turbo-prop was taking off, experienced trouble and was attempting to return to the airport... more »
  • Alabama man killed as SUV flips into water near Ponchatoula

    October 13, 2015 7:13 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Troopers said an Alabama man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle ran off US 51 south of Ponchatoula and became partially submerged in water. According to the Louisiana State Police, 25-year-old Ryan Guidroz, of Foley, AL, was traveling southbound on US 51 in a Chevrolet Tahoe at... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    HAMMOND - A Mississippi woman was killed in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Louisiana State Police, in a news release, identified the victim as 53-year-old Donna I. James, of Macon, Mississippi. Authorities say James, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, was driving north in... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in accident Saturday night

    October 4, 2015 11:28 AM

    BAYOU SORREL, La. - A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night. According to State Police, Brandi Mendoza, 23, was travelling southbound on LA 75 on her bicycle. Bradley Poston, 41, approached Mendoza from behind, when the right side of his vehicle struck Mendoza on her bicycle. Mendoza... more »
  • Car crashes into church during food drive

    October 3, 2015 2:38 PM

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. - A car has crashed through the front doors of a northern Illinois church that was hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with injuries. Lake County Sheriff's Police spokesman Christopher Covelli says none of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening. The... more »
  • Four people die on way to college football game

    October 3, 2015 11:49 AM

    WALHALLA, S.C. - Authorities say all four people who died in a plane crash were from Indiana. The men were flying from Warsaw, Indiana, to Clemson, South Carolina, to attend Saturday's Notre Dame-Clemson game. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the men who died Friday afternoon as: 71-year-old Charles D.... more »
  • Driver booked in four-car collision that left a 19-year-old dead

    October 2, 2015 10:09 PM

    WATSON - A 58-year-old man was booked into jail after a deadly wreck Friday afternoon. State Police said Michael Farris' pickup truck became a pinball, bouncing off vehicles as he lost control on Highway 16, south of Highway 63. A 19-year-old from Central Louisiana died in the wreck. ... more »

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