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  • Tree limb falls on motorcyclists, killing 1

    September 15, 2014 10:22 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement. Trooper Jared Sandifer says 53-year-old Travis Lessard was riding a Harley Davidson alongside his brother, 52-year-old Joseph Lessard on La. Highway... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in New Orleans crash

    September 11, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 56-year-old motorcyclist dead when his bike crashed in to the rear of a moving van. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 on the high-rise bridge. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the... more »
  • Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

    September 6, 2014 6:31 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash. State police say 24-year-old Chad Nadeau was en route to the Hartford Correctional Center on Friday... more »
  • Police: One killed in three vehicle crash

    September 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    GRAMERCY - State police say a man was killed early Saturday morning in a three vehicle crash. Kenneth Nolting, 56, from New Orleans died after the crash happened near La. Hwy 641 at around 1:30 a.m. in St. James parish. Police say Nolting was traveling eastbound when he... more »
  • Gonzales man killed in early morning crash

    September 3, 2014 9:09 AM

    GRAMERCY - State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Gonzales man early this morning. Troopers say Bobby Garantine, 53, was driving southbound on US Hwy 61 near Blind River in St. James Parish around 2:30 a.m. when he crossed the center median. Investigators believe... more »
  • Man pleads no-contest in 2010 deadly hit and run Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christian Cvitanovich, the man facing a felony hit and run charge for a 2010 death, entered a no-contest plea in court Tuesday. Mikel "Misha" Carson, 20, died in January 2010 on I-10 after she was hit by a car near College Drive. It happened after Carson... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
  • Sheriff: One dead in motorcycle accident

    August 31, 2014 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge deputies say a man died when he crashed his motorcycle into oncoming traffic. Officials identified the man as Mohsan Sheikh, 28. The crash happened on the 17000 block of Hoo Shoo Too Road. Witnesses tell deputies Sheikh was heading west on Hoo Shoo... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • Ships collide on Mississippi River Play Video

    August 13, 2014 4:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation is underway following a multiple-ship collision on the Mississippi River just outside of New Orleans. The Coast Guard received a report that a Maltese-ship lost power and steering near Gretna. It collided with another ship and barge that were docked at the International Matex... more »
  • Sheriff: Longtime pilot dies in helicopter crash

    August 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area. He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades. Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about... more »
  • NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

    August 10, 2014 11:14 AM

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York. A video of the crash Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr. stepping toward Stewart's car before being... more »
  • State police to sell crash photos online

    August 9, 2014 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say the option of ordering crash photographs through its website is now available to the public. The agency says such photos are available online at www.lsp.org . Once on the website, visitors should click on the LSP statewide crash reports and photos link for... more »
  • Wreck closes part of Central Thruway

    August 8, 2014 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a two-car crash at the intersection of S. Choctaw Dr. and Central Thruway Friday morning has shut down part of the thruway. A car turning left onto S. Choctaw turned into the path of a truck. The truck turned on its side and slid... more »
  • School bus joyride

    August 5, 2014 7:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE, INDIANA- A 12-year-old faces charges for stealing a school bus, taking a joyride and crashing it through a yard and into the garage of a house. Witnesses called authorities after seeing the bus swerving all over the road. Deputies say the boy ignored their sirens and stop... more »
  • 13 hurt in NYC Theater District bus crash

    August 5, 2014 3:42 PM

    NEW YORK - A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously. The Fire Department of New York says none of the injuries in the crash is believed to be life-threatening. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon around... more »
  • More belongings found at Ukraine disaster site

    August 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    AMSTERDAM - The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 88 experts Sunday searched an area of six... more »
  • Police: Cop injured in 2 vehicle crash

    August 2, 2014 5:55 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State police are asking for help tracking down information in a crash that injured a police officer. It happened on LA Hwy 42 near LA Hwy 929 in Prairieville at about 7:30 a.m. on July 22nd. State Police say a motorcycle officer from Baton Rouge city... more »
  • Minivan crashes into Perkins Rd. drugstore

    July 31, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A walk-in neighborhood pharmacy on Perkins Rd. got a surprise drive-thru customer on Thursday afternoon when a minivan crashed through its front doors. The 87-year-old driver said her foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator causing the van to drive into the store before... more »
  • I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • LSP: Man not buckled-up in fatal accident

    July 25, 2014 8:04 AM

    Plaquemine - According to Louisiana State Police, a Plaquemine man wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in Iberville Parish. 64-year-old Winsley St. Pierre, Jr. was the only driver involved in the accident. Police say he was driving south on LA Hwy. 75 when... more »
  • Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    July 25, 2014 2:28 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following accident on bridge

    July 24, 2014 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now opened headed westbound on I-10 in Baton Rouge. The interstate was closed at the I-10/110 split because of an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. According to DOTD, traffic from the accident reached College Dr. The car appears to have... more »
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    July 23, 2014 3:39 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of an Indiana teenage pilot killed in an ocean plane crash while seeking a world record says he knew his attempt held risks but had trained well for the adventure. Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman died when his plane crashed after taking off from Pago Pago in American... more »
  • Jets carrying Malaysia victims' bodies arrives in Netherlands

    July 23, 2014 9:24 AM

    KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »
  • 1 dead in St. Tammany crash, alcohol suspected

    July 21, 2014 3:08 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated. Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La... more »
  • Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    July 21, 2014 5:56 AM

    GONZALES - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared L. Sandifer says Patrick Breaux was a front seat passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Sara Andrews, of Baton... more »
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    July 21, 2014 4:22 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
  • Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

    July 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured." Liow Tiong Lai said at a news conference Saturday in Kuala Lumpur that "the... more »
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:52 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »
  • Lead of Ukraine air crash investigation questioned

    July 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A global air safety group says an international coalition of countries should lead the investigation of a Malaysia plane shot down over Ukraine. Normally the country where a crash occurs takes the lead on an investigation. Safety experts say they're concerned that because the plane crashed in area... more »
  • LSP: Driver died behind the wheel, then crashed

    July 17, 2014 4:32 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities closed an Ascension Parish highway after a one-vehicle wreck in which State Police said the driver died while behind the wheel. The wreck happened on LA 621 near Highway 73 in Geismar, shutting down the road while State Police worked the wreck. Troopers said the... more »
  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • State studying relief for home that's been smashed by vehicles Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A home that's been a target for many cars driving around a dangerous curve may finally be getting some relief. Constitution Avenue and Bunker Hill Drive meet at a continuous curve where many cars have left the roadway. Numerous vehicles have smashed into the home that... more »
  • Inspector crashes city truck with suspended license Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city inspector in Port Allen was involved in a wreck this week in his city vehicle, and cited by police for driving on a suspended driver's license. The crash happened Tuesday at the corner of 7th Street and Louisiana Avenue. When investigators showed up they... more »
  • Driver killed trying to make a U-turn on US 51

    July 10, 2014 6:33 AM

    AMITE - State police say a 20-year-old Amite man trying to make a U-turn on a highway died when an oncoming car struck his passenger side and shoved his car off the roadway. Trooper Jared Sandifer says a 1-year-old child in the other vehicle who was not properly restrained suffered... more »
  • Black boxes analyzed in crash that killed 2 kids Play Video

    July 9, 2014 4:21 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Tonight, there are questions from many of you about why a woman who crashed into five people and killed two children hasn't been charged in the wreck. The crash killed 6-year-old David Lanus Jr. and 9-year-old Sarye Lanus. Shileta McMeller lives across the street from the... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

    July 9, 2014 7:45 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
  • DOTD: Bridge rail height not an issue after crash Play Video

    July 7, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a suspected drunken crash sent a truck sailing over the Perkins Road overpass, people who frequent the area see what could happen. "It's not something that I think about on a regular basis, but this does give me pause to think that an accident can... more »
  • Victim identified in I-10 deadly crash, alcohol suspected Play Video

    July 5, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say Cody Holmes, 22, was killed when his 2003 Ford F-150 flipped over the I-10 guardrail onto the ground below Friday night near the Perkins Road overpass. Officials say Holmes was the driver of the vehicle. He was speeding on I-10 east and... more »
  • Two Fla. men arrested after high-speed chase Play Video

    July 2, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police identified two men arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday morning as a pair of Floridians, one of whom was wanted for cocaine charges in that state. Authorities arrested Alexander Madison, 24, and Alvin Carter, 25, of Pensacola after the chase which started in West... more »
  • State: Speed still major factor in highway deaths

    July 1, 2014 3:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Increased seatbelt use and cuts in impaired driving have helped reduce the number of people killed in crashes in Louisiana and across the nation, but state officials say less progress has been made in reducing speeding, another major factor in those deaths. Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive... more »
  • Woman killed in East Feliciana crash

    June 30, 2014 5:42 AM

    CLINTON - According to State Police, a Jackson woman was killed in a single-car accident in East Feliciana Parish late Sunday night. Investigators say 66-year-old Jo Ann Ryals was not wearing her seat belt as she drove west along LA Hwy 10. They do not know why her SUV... more »
  • Child killed after hit-and-run driver hits house

    June 27, 2014 12:43 PM

    GRAY - A 2-year-old child was killed and three others were injured early on Friday morning after a truck fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crashed into a house in Terrebonne Parish. The initial accident happened on LA 24 when a pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Tony Milligan of... more »
  • Brother, sister killed along Bluff Road Tuesday Play Video

    June 24, 2014 5:15 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police released the names of two children, a brother and sister, who were killed when an out-of-control car ran them over earlier Tuesday. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were killed. They were from Geismar. The pair was fishing with their father and two other... more »
  • Burned car could be connected to deadly wreck

    June 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators believe they found the vehicle that fled the scene of a Friday morning hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead. Police said 20-year-old Eric Fabre of Slidell was riding a Honda scooter north on Airline Hwy. around 12:58 a.m. on June 20 when he was hit... more »
  • BRPD identify victim of deadly motorcycle crash

    June 20, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released the identity of a 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Airline Hwy. early Friday morning. Police said Eric Fabre of Slidell was riding a Honda scooter north on Airline Hwy. around 12:58 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a... more »
  • Man talks about rescuing people from car in bayou Play Video

    June 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - A few days after an SUV carrying two people drove off of Coontrap Road and into New River, people are talking about the dangers the road brings for drivers. "It's a fairly smooth road, but people speed through that curve," Gonzales Fire Chief Tracy Normand explained. Normand... more »
  • State Police: driver speeding before deadly Basin Bridge crash

    June 16, 2014 11:04 PM

    WHISKEY BAY- Investigators said Monday, the driver blamed in a deadly crash where her vehicle toppled over the I-10 Basin Bridge and into the swamp below, was speeding. State Police believe Lois Rudd, 24, was driving too fast when she flipped her SUV and it rolled over the guard... more »
  • WATCH: man, woman rescued after car crashes into bayou Play Video

    June 16, 2014 9:19 PM

    GONZALES- The driver of an SUV was likely impaired when he drove into New River Monday evening, police told WBRZ News 2. The unidentified man and a female passenger had to be rescued by eyewitnesses. In video, captured by someone who saw the incident, a man is seen on... more »
  • Child killed, two others thrown from car in Assumption Parish

    June 16, 2014 9:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • Parts of I-10 Basin Bridge closed until early Saturday Play Video

    June 13, 2014 8:57 PM

    WHISKEY BAY- One person was killed in a crash on the I-10 Basin Bridge after the vehicle they were in flipped on the bridge deck and rolled off the side into the swamp Friday night. There were five children and two adults in the car at the time of... more »
  • 2 bodies found in Gulf of Mexico crash search area

    June 12, 2014 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says a dive team has found two bodies in the area being searched for a helicopter that sank Wednesday. However, Petty Officer Bill Colclough said Thursday he does not know if the bodies are those of the two people who were in the helicopter. Officials... more »
  • Search continues for missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Officials look at role of commute in Morgan crash Play Video

    June 12, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Accident investigators are looking into what role a truck driver's commute played in the fatal crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan. A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board says Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper lives in Georgia, but his job is based in Delaware. A... more »
  • 2 missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A news release says the crew of a nearby rig reported the crash of a private helicopter about 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Driver charged in comedian's accident due in court

    June 11, 2014 2:06 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The truck driver charged in the fatal highway crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people is due for an initial court appearance. Kevin Roper is to appear in state court in New Brunswick on Wednesday to face death by auto and assault... more »
  • Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash

    June 7, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in intensive care Saturday after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said. The vehicle carrying the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" cast member and... more »
  • Police: Fatal crash in Pointe Coupee Parish

    June 7, 2014 10:47 AM

    GLYNN - State police say a man was killed in a car crash Friday night in Pointe Coupee Parish. Officials say Justin Thompson, 22, died in a single vehicle crash just before 10pm on La. hwy 416 west of La. hwy 415. Police say Thompson ran off the... more »

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