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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Train clips car in Port Allen Thursday night

    October 1, 2015 10:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A driver and her young passengers were in a car hit by a train here Thursday night. The crash happened at the crossing on Avenue A. Witnesses said the train clipped the rear of the vehicle. Multiple law enforcement agencies and first responders were... more »
  • Eight kids hurt after hit-and-run with school bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Eight kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a school bus Thursday morning, according to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department said a 1999 Mazda Millenia ran a stop sign and collided with the bus on Gayosa Street near... more »
  • 4 killed, 12 critically injured in Seattle crash

    September 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    SEATTLE - The Seattle fire chief says four people died at the scene of a crash involving a charter bus, an amphibious tour vehicle and two passenger cars. Chief Harold Scoggins said at a news conference Thursday that 12 were critically injured, higher than previously reported. Many others received... more »
  • LSP unit, DOTD vehicle damaged in crash with impaired driver

    September 23, 2015 1:26 PM

    GONZALES - A Louisiana State Police patrol unit was damaged after an impaired driver from Florida crashed into it in the early morning hours of Wednesday. State police said a trooper was investigating a crash on LA 30 at Ashland Road in Gonzales when a Ford F-350 pickup truck,... more »
  • At vigil, friend recalls trying to pull woman from mangled car check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2015 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Holding back tears, a teenager remembered the moment a week ago, she tried to save her friend's life. "I had opened her door, and I was like 'please wake up, please wake up,'" Cheryl Watson recalled. Watson survived the car crash that killed her friend Tashadow... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed on I-10 Friday night

    September 18, 2015 10:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A deadly wreck involving a motorcyclist closed I-10 West south of Baton Rouge Friday evening. The crash happened around 7:30 in St. John the Baptist Parish. Authorities closed the interstate for about three hours. Details about what happened have not been released. State Police and... more »
  • BRPD investigating early morning crash that killed pedestrian

    September 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a early Friday morning crash that killed a pedestrian. Baton Rouge Police said the wreck happened at around 3:50 a.m. Friday in the 7100 block of Airline Hwy when a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to... more »
  • Twins recovering at Houston hospital after school bus wreck

    September 17, 2015 11:38 AM

    HOUSTON- Twin students are recovering at a Houston hospital following a school bus wreck that killed the other two passengers and injured the driver. A spokeswoman at Texas Children's Hospital on Thursday declined to release conditions of the 17-year-old boy and girl, as requested by the family. Their mother, Ella... more »
  • 2 students dead in Houston school bus crash

    September 15, 2015 11:55 AM

    HOUSTON - A school bus crash has left two high school students dead and two others and their bus driver seriously injured, Houston officials said. According to ABC News, the crash happened around 7 a.m. today after the bus hit and went over the guardrail on the freeway and... more »
  • Third fatal flight in New Jersey this week claims one life

    September 12, 2015 1:26 PM

    WATERFORD, N.J. - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a wooded area behind a home in southern New Jersey, leaving one person dead. Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says the plane crashed Saturday morning in Waterford Township. He says one person has been confirmed killed in the crash.... more »
  • Marine killed, others hurt in training crash

    September 10, 2015 9:09 PM

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine was killed and 18 others were hurt in a crash during a training mission Thursday. Specific details have not been released, but it was revealed a vehicle rolled over. The Marine was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV... more »
  • I-110 S reopens after 18-wheeler fire Play Video

    September 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews worked until noon to get the interstate back open after an early morning crash on I-110 South that caused a pair of big rigs to catch fire and explode. The wreck happened at 4:55 a.m. Thursday morning in the southbound lanes of I-110 near the... more »
  • State police: Georgia man dies in fiery Louisiana crash

    September 7, 2015 11:16 AM

    CROWLEY, La. - State police in Louisiana say a Georgia man died in a fiery weekend highway accident. It happened Sunday around 9:40 a.m. State police say a tractor-trailer rig driven by 63-year-old Michael Ransom of Villa Rica, Georgia, was heading west on Interstate 10 when it ran... more »
  • Crash causing heavy traffic on I-12 at Holden

    September 3, 2015 5:43 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police are urging drivers to avoid I-12 East at LA 441 (Holden) due to a crash near that location. Police said that traffic congestion is very heavy due to the crash and emergency road repairs on the interstate at Pumpkin Center Road. LSP recommend... more »
  • Person hit, killed by 18-wheeler on I-12

    September 3, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said one person died after they were hit by an 18-wheeler on I-12 East Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Traffic officials closed I-12 East at Airline Highway for the wreck, which happened just before 11 a.m. Cars were being diverted off the interstate... more »
  • BRPD officer involved in motorcycle crash while escorting funeral procession

    September 2, 2015 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Baton Rouge Police, a motorcycle officer was involved in a crash just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. The wreck happened at the intersection of Highland Road and West Parker Blvd close to LSU's campus. Witnesses said the crash happened while the officer was escorting... more »
  • Troopers seek to ID bicyclist killed in US 190 crash

    September 1, 2015 11:44 AM

    ROBERT - Louisiana State Police report a bicyclist was killed Monday night when she was rear-ended by an SUV as she attempted to ride across the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge. The yet to be identified woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office... more »
  • New information released in jug-tossing incidents

    August 31, 2015 9:46 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Bond was set at $105,000 for three teenagers accused of throwing water jugs at vehicles in Ascension Parish. Investigators released new information about the cases Monday, adding there were reports of vandalism as early as Aug. 17. Deputies said on that date a driver reported their vehicle... more »
  • Ultra Light plane crashes in St. Amant

    August 30, 2015 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT - An Ultra Light plane went down in St. Amant Sunday evening. Witnesses told the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad they saw the plane drop from over 100 feet in the air. The pilot sustained moderate injuries and is being treated in a local hospital.... more »
  • Fatal wrong way crash on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish

    August 26, 2015 9:51 AM

    AMITE- One person has died in a two vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish between Independence and Amite. Louisiana State Police have identified the victim in the accident as 22-year-old Summer Allen Graves of Amite. Police say the accident was reported about 3 a.m. Police say investigators... more »
  • Volunteers pitch in to help ATV crash survivor check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2015 7:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers surprised a Denham Springs boy who nearly died in an ATV wreck with a project to help him get around at home. The volunteers from Turner Industries and Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge built two-year-old Brantly Williams a wheelchair ramp so he can easily get in... more »
  • Police officer and 1 other injured in crash

    August 21, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer and another unidentified person were taken to the hospital this morning after a crash on Perkins Road near Quail Run. Authorities say a truck pulled out in front of the police officer causing him to quickly swerve out of the way and collide... more »
  • Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter

    August 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe... more »
  • Accident blocks right lanes on I-12 at Juban Road

    August 20, 2015 8:41 AM

    UPDATE (8:20 a.m.)- All lanes are now open. ------------------------ BATON ROUGE- A crash is blocking the two right lanes on I-12 West at Juban Road. Traffic is only passing through the left lane. The backup from the accident has reached beyond Juban Road. We'll... more »
  • Deadly wreck investigated in Clinton check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:41 AM

    CLINTON - State police said an Amite man died and nine people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in East Feliciana Parish. Troopers said 51-year-old James McFadden III died in the wreck on Plank Road north of LA 959 around 8 a.m. Investigators said an 18-year-old... more »
  • One dead in Point Coupee crash

    August 15, 2015 5:00 PM

    A man is dead after crashing into an Acadian Ambulance head on. It happened in Pointe Coupee Parish on LA 411 south of US 190 around 7:00 pm Friday evening. 61 year old Brett Bergeron of Lottie, LA was traveling southbound on LA 411 in a 2008... more »
  • Driver fatigue cited as cause of crash that injured comedian

    August 11, 2015 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian. However, the board also said the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in a limousine-van to wear seatbelts... more »
  • Two killed in crash in East Feliciana Parish

    August 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - State Police say two people were killed in a crach Saturday morning when their car drove off the side of the road, hit a concrete support and erupted in flames. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA-19 in East Feliciana Parish, north of LA-956. The... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a crash late Monday night. The wreck closed a portion of Burbank Drive between West Lee and Ben Hur Road. Numerous police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said it appears one vehicle was involved... more »
  • Police release name of cyclist killed in crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Clifford Gouner, 64, was killed in a crash with an SUV while riding his bicycle Monday afternoon. The crash happened near Goodwood and Lobdell Avenue in the westbound lanes of traffic. Police had the roadway blocked off immediately following the incident. Crash investigators... more »
  • Three adults, 8-month old dead in New Iberia crash

    August 2, 2015 1:20 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. - The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says three adults and an 8-month-old baby died after an SUV ran off the road, hit a guard rail and overturned in New Iberia. Maj. Ryan Turner, a sheriff's office spokesman, says that a 7-year-old boy was the only survivor of... more »
  • Two pedestrians killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

    August 1, 2015 12:47 PM

    HUSSER, La. - Two female pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle on LA 1062 Saturday morning. Charlotte Woods Ross, 32, and Angel Simmons, 28, were walking in the center of LA 1062’s eastbound travel lane around 4 a.m., when a vehicle being driven by Katy Robertson,... more »
  • Man found dead in overturned car in EBR Parish

    July 31, 2015 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old man has been found dead in his overturned vehicle in northern East Baton Rouge after he ran off U.S. Highway 61 north of La. 64. Louisiana State Police began an investigation into Thursday's single-vehicle crash after a state Department of Transportation and Development worker found... more »

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