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  • 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 »
  • Driver trapped for hours after crashing into River Road levee Play Video

    February 6, 2017 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a driver was trapped for hours overnight after crashing their vehicle into a levee on River Road. According to Baton Rouge Police, preliminary information indicates that the driver was speeding down Brightside Drive and crossed over River Road. The car then proceeded across the... more »
  • I-110 South reopens after deadly crash Play Video

    February 6, 2017 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say that a 20-year-old man is dead in a single vehicle crash that closed I-110 south Monday morning. The crash happened around 8:22 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a crane truck registered to Turner Industries was traveling southbound in the... more »
  • Car plows through bedroom wall, couple just feet away Play Video

    February 5, 2017 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is counting their blessings after an SUV crashed through their bedroom wall just moments after they woke up Sunday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, a Nissan Pathfinder plowed through the bedroom wall of a Garden District home and landed right on top of... more »
  • One dead, eight injured in fatal multi-vehicle crash

    February 5, 2017 11:29 AM

    CENTRAL - A three-vehicle crash on LA-37 resulted in the death of one person and eight others being injured. According to State Police, on Feb. 4 shortly before 11 p.m. Troopers began investigating the crash on LA 37 north of Central Thruway. The crash claimed the life of... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Officer hurt in pothole crash expected to recover; road to get improvements Play Video

    February 3, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say the motorcycle officer hurt in a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday is expected to fully recover. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the officer is in moderate condition with a broken leg and other minor injuries. The crash happened just before 2... more »
  • Crash on North Foster Drive sends four to the hospital

    February 2, 2017 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are treating multiple crash victims following an accident on North Foster Drive. Sources say four people are being transported for various non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred on North Foster Drive and Fairfield Avenue. Stay tuned for updates. more »
  • Ambulance rear-ended while transporting patient on Hwy 190

    January 31, 2017 7:56 PM

    ERWINVILLE – An ambulance was rear-ended on Tuesday night while transporting a patient on Highway 190 south of Erwinville. Sources say that the patient and crew in the ambulance at the time of the crash are okay. There are no reports of injuries at this time. A News... more »
  • Security video captures moment of deadly Livingston Parish crash Play Video

    January 31, 2017 7:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A woman died in a crash that was caught on camera Tuesday. The unidentified driver of a pickup missed a stop sign at the intersection of Walker South Road and Hammick Road, went airborne and crashed into a tree. Video from a nearby business recorded the truck... more »
  • Trooper injured by passing driver during traffic stop

    January 27, 2017 10:37 PM

    GREENSBURG - A Louisiana State Police Trooper has been injured after being hit during a traffic stop by a passing driver. Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon. The trooper stopped a driver on Highway 449 south of Highway 37 in St. Helena Parish for a traffic violation. The... more »
  • Teen rushed to hospital after crashing stolen truck on Greenwell Street Play Video

    January 27, 2017 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An ambulance rushed a teenager to the hospital after crashing a stolen truck into a tree off Greenwell Street Friday afternoon. The scene was taped off and the Baton Rouge Police Department traffic homicide division was called to investigate. Police have not released specifics about the... more »
  • Crash involving 18-wheeler closes Nicholson near Bluebonnet

    January 26, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Nicholson Drive near Bluebonnet Boulevard is closed due to a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a landscaping truck. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m on Thursday. EMS transported one person from the scene. There are no details about injuries at the time of this... more »
  • Crash closes lanes on I-12 west at Drusilla Lane

    January 25, 2017 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Sources say three people, including two children, were hurt after a crash on I-12 west closed lanes near Drusilla Lane Wednesday afternoon. According to DOTD, the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sources tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington that the three victims were transported to the... more »
  • WATCH: Impaired driver crashes into Trooper's vehicle on I-12 Play Video

    January 24, 2017 2:11 PM

    *above video courtesy of Louisiana State Police HAMMOND – An impaired driver was captured on video crashing into the back of a Louisiana State Trooper on I-12 over the weekend. The crash occurred on I-12 westbound west of Hammond shorty after noon when Troopers received several calls about an... more »
  • Fatal plane crash reported at Tuscon International Airport

    January 23, 2017 3:54 PM

    TUSCON – At least one person is dead following a plane crash at the Tuscon International Airport. The airport tweeted about the incident around 2 p.m on Monday, stating that a private aircraft was involved in a fatal crash. The airport also said that regular airport operations are continuing... more »
  • Court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat

    January 23, 2017 11:01 AM

    GRIFFIN, Ga. - A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity. Wentworth and Karen Maynard sued Snapchat and the... more »
  • 20-year-old woman struck, killed by vehicle on I-10

    January 22, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 20-year-old Baton Rouge woman was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning on Interstate 10. According to State Police, the crash took place around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning on I-10 east of Highland Rd. The crash claimed the life of 20-year-old Brittany... more »
  • Police: drunk man attacks girlfriend then crashes car

    January 21, 2017 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man faces DWI and battery charges after driving while impaired and crashing his car on LSU Avenue early Saturday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer observed Oscar Tovar driving in the 700 block of LSU Avenue when he attempted to turn... more »
  • Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before deciding on the amount that... more »
  • Unrestrained driver killed in late night crash, impairment suspected

    January 21, 2017 2:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A woman was killed just before midnight Friday evening after she rear-ended a vehicle and crashed off the side of the road in West Baton Rouge. According to State Police, troopers were called to the scene on Interstate 10 west of LA 415 in reference to... more »
  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • Walker Police responding to crash with injuries on Florida Blvd

    January 20, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALKER – Authorities are responding to a crash with injuries on Florida Blvd near Walker Friday afternoon. According to Walker Police, the crash happened near the intersection of Florida Blvd and Buff Street around noon. Walker Police & medical are responding to a crash with injuries, Florida... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • 3 dead in early morning accident

    January 17, 2017 8:38 PM

    LEESVILLE - A fiery early morning traffic accident in Vernon Parish caused three deaths. State police say it happened around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 1146. A driver lost control of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu that ran off the roadway and hit several trees before overturning and becoming engulfed... more »
  • Man turns himself in for fatal hit and run in Chauvin

    January 17, 2017 4:03 PM

    CHAUVIN - Troopers have arrested a man for the fatal hit and run crash that killed one person Tuesday morning. Christopher Little, 47, of Chauvin called state troopers from his residence Tueaday to inform them he was involved in the fatal crash. Police arrived at his home and found... more »
  • Driver charged with second DWI after hitting parked car, car wash building

    January 16, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver was reportedly leaving a Dollar General on Hooper Rd. when he hit several objects, crashed into a car wash building and attempted to flee, according to a witness. The witness told News 2 that the man hit a parked car, a tree, then cross... more »
  • 2 semis crash on icy interstate in Nebraska

    January 15, 2017 2:05 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials believe icy conditions contributed to a fiery crash involving two semitrailer trucks on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The accident happened as the latest wave of sleet and drizzle was glazing parts of the central U.S. on Sunday. The Nebraska Roads Department closed 15 miles... more »
  • Seven students suffer minor injuries in Sorrento bus crash

    January 13, 2017 7:26 PM

    SORRENTO – First responders say seven students were injured, three of those taken to the hospital, after a school bus was involved in a crash in Sorrento Friday afternoon. The crash happened in the 8300 block of Main Street just after 6 p.m. Sources tell WBRZ’s Brett Buffington that... more »
  • Man ejected from vehicle, killed on Old Hammond Highway

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 426 early Friday morning. Kenneth Salinas, 26, ran off the road while traveling westbound on US 190 in a 2012 Lexus IS250. Louisiana State Police say his vehicle struck a culvert and became... more »
  • Woman arrested following fatal crash involving motorcyclist on Highway 67

    January 13, 2017 10:19 AM

    EAST FELICIANA – One woman has been arrested following a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist on Highway 67 on Friday. State Police arrested 68-year-old Cynthia Cambre for negligent homicide and failure to yield at a stop sign. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 67 and Gross... more »
  • Crash involving motorcycle, driving school car off Nicholson Drive

    January 12, 2017 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders are currently working a four vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and Trinity Driving School vehicle on Nicholson Drive. The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Nicholson Drive and Gourrier Ave. The driver of the motorcycle was transported from... more »
  • State Trooper involved in crash on I-12 near Essen Lane

    January 11, 2017 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities responded to a crash involving a Louisiana State Trooper on I-12 West just past Essen Lane. According to State Police, the Trooper was in an unmarked unit. No one was seriously injured following the crash. According to DOTD, the left lane on I-12 west... more »
  • Deputy killed responding to manhunt identified

    January 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities have identified the Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was killed in a motorcycle crash when responding to a massive manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police sergeant. The sheriff's office said Monday that he is 35-year-old Deputy First Class Norman... more »
  • Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

    January 8, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident. The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game... more »
  • 13 people die in a road crash in Pakistan

    January 8, 2017 12:42 PM

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police say 13 people have been killed in a head-on collision between a car and a passenger van in the eastern province of Punjab. Police official Naveed Ahmed said Sunday that the car's driver moved into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle and... more »
  • Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

    January 7, 2017 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is looking for more information after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Silverleaf Ave. Friday evening. According to the Sheriff's Office, around 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, the victim was walking in the 6000 block of Silverleaf... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »

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