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  • 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. Photos of the scene show two cars heavily damaged with smoke coming from one of the vehicles. BRPD says the Traffic Homicide division is still investigating... 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 »
  • Trooper injured responding to deadly crash on Bonnet Carre Spillway

    June 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH - One person is dead following a crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway early Sunday morning. A trooper responding to the crash was also injured in a separate accident. State Police say Louis R. Hernandez, from Meridian, MS, stopped his car on the right shoulder so... more »
  • Blue Angels Pilot's body flown home

    June 4, 2016 4:18 PM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. - The body of an elite fighter jet pilot who was killed in a crash near Nashville Thursday has been flown home. The Tennessean reports that a Navy C-130 "Fat Albert" plane flew out of Smyrna Saturday morning with the body of Capt. Jeff Kuss. People braved the... more »
  • Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

    June 3, 2016 11:39 AM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. - Relatives say a Blue Angels pilot who died when his jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, had wanted to fly since he was a child. A U.S. official identified the pilot killed Thursday as Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and... more »
  • Blue Angels pilot killed; no civilians hurt

    June 2, 2016 4:40 PM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. -An official in Tennessee says a pilot was killed when his Blue Angels fighter jet crashed, but no civilians were hurt on the ground. Harry Gill, the town manager in Smyrna just outside Nashville, said Thursday that the pilot was the only casualty. Some power outages were caused... more »
  • Jeep launches into Georgia home

    June 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - No injuries were reported after a Jeep crashed into a Georgia home early Wednesday morning. Police said the jeep was traveling on Powder Springs Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle hit the curb. The impact then catapulted the Jeep into the side of... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash in Iberville Parish

    June 1, 2016 12:13 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- A crash on LA 386 in Iberville Parish took the life of a motorcyclist. On May 30 around 2 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash that occurred on LA 386 west of LA 77. The initial investigation revealed that the crash... more »
  • Mom says 6-year-old daughter gave new life to others following deadly crash

    June 1, 2016 12:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a 6-year-old girl who died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on Highland Road last Thursday tells News 2 her daughter was able to give new life to three others through donating her organs Tuesday. The crash happened at around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • State police: 7 killed on roads, a deadly start to weekend

    May 28, 2016 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say it's been a deadly start to the Memorial Day weekend on Louisiana's highways. As of Saturday, state police say they investigated five fatal crashes statewide that killed seven people. State police say two of the crashes happened Friday night and early Saturday morning.... more »
  • Driver dies in hospital after Tuesday Livingston Parish crash

    May 28, 2016 8:52 PM

    LIVINGSTON – State Police say a Baton Rouge woman is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers began investigating a two-car crash with serious injuries on I-12 eastbound, east of LA 63. Investigators say 35-year-old... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Ascension Parish motorcycle crash

    May 27, 2016 9:15 AM

    GONZALES - Troopers say a Baton Rouge man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Ascension Parish early Friday morning. 57-year-old Brion Landry died from injuries sustained during the single-vehicle crash that happened on LA 429 (Weber City Road) near the intersection of Roddy Road at around 2 a.m.... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer injured after crash on Government

    May 22, 2016 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a motorcycle officer suffered severe injuries Sunday after his motorcycle collided with a car on Government Street. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, the accident happened around 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Government Street. A BRPD motorcycle officer... more »
  • One dead, local priest injured after Saturday crash

    May 22, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person is dead and a local priest is recovering from injuries after a crash on North Boulevard Saturday night. According to the Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide Unit, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of North Blvd. Police say a... more »
  • ATV rider killed after crash with train in Plaquemine

    May 20, 2016 5:07 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff’s deputies in Iberville Parish confirm a 24-year-old man died at the scene of a crash involving an ATV and a train Friday morning in Plaquemine. Police have yet to identify the victim of the wreck who was pronounced dead at the scene by the parish coroner.... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • Expert: No credible claims for downing EgyptAir

    May 20, 2016 11:01 AM

    CAIRO - A terror analyst who is in contact with members of the Islamic State group and other jihadist groups says there have been "no credible or even semi-credible" claims of responsibility for the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804. Shiraz Maher at the International Center for the Study of... more »
  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • EgyptAir official: 'We have found the wreckage'

    May 19, 2016 12:16 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel told CNN Thursday that searchers have found the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804. Officials say EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday with 66 people on board. The head of Russia's top domestic... more »
  • Driver arrested after crossing median, hits parked cars

    May 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A fight with a mistress caused a driver going down Howell Boulevard to cross the median and skid into the parking lot of a hotel, striking two cars on Wednesday afternoon. The driver who crashed into the two cars was in a white Dodge Truck. The driver, identified... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • Attorney: Driver of Lamborghini in fatal crash to face charges

    May 17, 2016 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for a man who crashed a Lamborghini into a flood wall on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, killing a passenger in the process, has surrendered himself to police, according to his attorney. Jason Adams, a real estate broker and investor, will now face a... more »
  • Fire truck crash on Airline Highway, one transported to hospital

    May 16, 2016 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to a car crash involving a fire truck on Monday around 11: 30 a.m. Initial reports said that a St. George Fire Department truck crashed with possibly two vehicles. The crash was on Airline Highway at Old Jefferson Highway. One person was transported to the hospital... more »
  • Man's sentence delayed after killing 5 in road rage-fueled I-10 chase Play Video

    May 12, 2016 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sentencing has been delayed on Thursday for a man convicted of killing five people during an alcohol and road rage-fueled high speed chase in 2011. The sentencing was delayed until Aug. 18. 34-year-old David Leger was scheduled to be sentenced for five counts of vehicular... more »
  • Trooper: Teen killed in crash involving empty school bus

    May 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Marksville teen died when his car struck a school bus. Master Trooper Scott Moreau said in news release the accident happened on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville early Tuesday morning. Moreau says 19-year-old Joshua Frank lost control of his car... more »
  • 2 injured in South Choctaw head on crash

    May 6, 2016 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is in critical condition after a head on crash that involved four vehicles on South Choctaw, near Airline Highway, Friday evening. EMS transported two patients from the scene with the other individual listed in moderate condition. South Choctaw at Airline Highway was closed... more »
  • Police officer cited after crashing into Morgan City bar

    May 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY ( KATC-TV ) - New information and photos were released in a Friday night crash involving a police officer in Morgan City. A Patterson Police officer was cited with careless operation and placed on administrative after wrecking into three vehicles and a bar on 5th Street in... more »
  • Man killed on LA 437 after crashing into ditch

    May 3, 2016 1:47 PM

    CONVINGTON- A single-vehicle crash on LA 437 took the life of 38-year-old Mohssen Hajighassem Jr. of Westwego on Monday night. The crash occurred on Monday at 11 p.m. when Louisiana State Police Troopers from Troop L learned that Hajighassem was driving a Lexus northbound on LA 437. According to state... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    April 30, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash. Nissan North America, Inc. says the first problem is with a sensor that detects if the front passenger seat is occupied. The... more »
  • Car owners frustrated after CATS bus totals their car Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple from Baton Rouge is frustrated tonight after their car was involved in a crash with a CATS bus. The CATS bus totaled the Charlats' Toyota, just before it hit a home in Baton Rouge two weeks ago. Now the Charlats say CATS is taking the... more »

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