March 10, 2014 5:37 PM
BAKER- After months of waiting, residents of a quiet Baker neighborhood will get some closure as a home damaged in a plane crash last year is finally torn down.
The plane crashed shortly after the pilot took off from Baton Rouge Metro Airport in June 2013.
"I saw... more »
March 9, 2014 4:04 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night.
Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish.
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March 8, 2014 1:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - State police say two children were injured during a three car crash Friday afternoon.
It happened on US Hwy 61 north of Barringer Foreman Road.
Police say 42-year-old Khamphangdeth Souvannaphim was driving on northbound on US Hwy 61. While attempting to switch lanes, he hit... more »
March 8, 2014 11:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say excessive speed may have been a factor in a crash on Florida Boulevard Friday night.
Police say a man driving a vehicle traveling eastbound on Florida Boulevard near Alello Drive lost control and drove through a light pole. The vehicle then struck... more »
March 2, 2014 11:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person is dead following a crash on Scenic Highway near Thomas Road.
It happened this Sunday evening just before 5:30pm. The intersection is the same spot where numerous crashes have occurred before.
In November, News 2 spoke to the state about the issue after a... more »
March 2, 2014 5:49 PM
GROSSE TETE - People in lower Iberville Parish feel stuck after a barge knocked out a bridge over the Intracoastal Canal.
The barge struck the bridge Friday night near Grosse Tete. Now a typically 20 minute drive to cross the canal to Plaquemine will take more than an hour.... more »
February 19, 2014 3:20 PM
SORRENTO - A teen from Livingston is dead following a single vehicle crash this morning in Ascension Parish.
State Police say around 9:15 a.m., 19 year-old Derek Boully was headed east on LA Highway 22, when he lost control and ran off the road. His vehicle rolled several times,... more »
February 19, 2014 6:51 AM
HOLDEN - I-12 East at the Holden exit will remain closed until noon Wednesday.
Traffic is being diverted as crews continue to clear wreckage from an accident involving an 18-wheeler that happened just before Albany Tuesday night.
We will update you right here as soon as the interstate... more »
February 18, 2014 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was driving drunk when he crashed into a ditch after he did donuts in the fire department's front yard.
The wreck happened on LA 426 west of LA 3245. The fire department was already on scene when police arrived, and said that... more »
February 17, 2014 3:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- The victim of a car crash on I-110 in Baton Rouge Sunday night, has been identified.
Police say 21 year-old Cherie Bonner was a passenger in a car headed south on I-110, when it went off the road in the I-110 curve near the Scenic Highway overpass... more »
February 12, 2014 9:50 PM
TALLULAH - The only bridge crossing the Mississippi River in the northern part of Louisiana finally opened late Wednesday night, nearly twenty-four hours after it was closed due to a pile-up of eighteen wheelers.
At 4:00 a.m., six trucks crashed into each other. A tanker carrying a corrosive and... more »
February 12, 2014 3:01 PM
VICKSBURG, Miss. - Louisiana State Police said cleanup of a chemical spill on the I-20 bridge connecting Louisiana and Mississippi is finished, and troopers are working to clear multiple 18-wheelers which crashed into each other early Wednesday morning.
At about 4 a.m., six 18-wheelers crashed after one slid into... more »
February 6, 2014 11:37 AM
DARLINGTON - Alcohol is suspected in a two vehicle crash that killed a 47 year old man in St. Helena Parish Wednesday afternoon.
State Police believe Thomas Harrison of Paulding, Mississippi was impaired when his pickup crossed the centerline of La. Highway 10 and slammed into an 18-wheeler. Harrison... more »
February 4, 2014 11:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people died on highways in the area Tuesday night.
Ramsey A. Ogwynn, 25, of Sorrento was killed in a crash on LA Hwy. 931 east of LA Hwy. 44 in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ogwynn crossed into the path of another car and was hit.... more »
January 29, 2014 7:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler and train narrowly avoided disaster when icy roads sent the truck slipping and sliding in downtown Baton Rouge.
It happened early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Florida and River Rd. The driver detoured from his planned route because of road closures in the... more »
January 23, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- Plank Road reopened following an evening-long closure after two vehicles collided and one person died.
As of this post, State Police had not reported the name of the person who was killed.
But, investigators said the person who died hit a pick-up truck after the driver... more »
January 23, 2014 7:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- Parts of Plank Road near the airport are closed as police work a massive crash where at least one person has died.
WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss, who is on the scene, reports that car parts are all over the road.
State Police are working... more »
January 23, 2014 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in the crash that killed a man while three armed robbery suspects were fleeing from police.
Baton Rouge Police have charged 17-year-old Melvin Morgan with armed robbery, aggravated flight, hit and run, and manslaughter.
The crash took place Monday night,... more »
January 22, 2014 6:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- A car smashed into the side of a bar near downtown Baton Rouge just as the evening rush was ending Wednesday.
The wreck closed streets around the I-10/St. Ferdinand on ramp.
Multiple police cruisers, a fire truck, and an ambulance were on scene.
There were... more »
January 21, 2014 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - BRPD says the three men wanted for a hit-and-run that killed another driver late Monday night were on-the-run from police from an armed robbery earlier in the day.
The wreck happened at North 30th and Fairfields in Baton Rouge just before midnight on Monday. Witnesses said... more »
January 20, 2014 9:16 PM
HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday.
Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension.
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January 17, 2014 8:25 PM
LIVINGSTON- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of third offense DWI after a passenger in a car he was driving died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on December 1st.
Kerry Kendrick, 36, was booked on vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless operation charges. He posted a... more »
January 14, 2014 10:46 PM
BAKER- City leaders gave a homeowner less than three months to demolish his home after it burned when a plane crashed into it seven months ago.
Since the crash, the home has sat vacant and charred. Neighbors say it's an eyesore and want it torn down.
The pilot... more »
January 9, 2014 2:15 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A 61-year-old cement truck driver died after he lost control of his truck and wrecked Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said Albert Rucker of Baton Rouge was crushed by the mixer when the truck crashed. The accident happened on Merritt Evans Road about 4:30 p.m.
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January 8, 2014 10:22 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- Sheriff's deputies closed Merritt Evans Road late Wednesday evening after a cement truck overturned.
According to the sheriff's office website, the highway could be closed for a few hours overnight as crews investigate the crash and clear the wreckage.
Deputies have not released specifics about what happened,... more »
January 7, 2014 2:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - A single car crash in Baton Rouge has claimed the life of one woman.
It happened on Monday around 3:38 p.m. in the 900 block of Tara Boulevard.
Police say 57 year-old Patti Reed was headed north on Tara, when she went across the median... more »
January 5, 2014 3:48 PM
RAMAH- Interstate 10 Eastbound near Ramah is experiencing heavy congestion after a crash.
Traffic is passing through one lane on I-10 heading into Baton Rouge.
Take 190 as an alternate route to Baton Rouge from Lafayette. Traffic delays extend for five miles. more »
January 3, 2014 6:31 AM
ST. GABRIEL- One man is dead in a single car accident that occured near the ferry landing on River. Rd west of LA Hwy. 327 in Iberville Parish Thursday night.
Louisiana State Police say 24-year-old Cedrick D. Smith of Plaquemine wasn't wearing his seatbelt when the car he was... more »
January 2, 2014 9:16 PM
THIBODAUX- A man from Baton Rouge died on a highway in Lafourche Parish when his motorcycle crashed and caught on fire while he was pinned in the wreckage Thursday.
State Police said Thomas Grems, 54, died on LA 308 just after 4 p.m.
Grems was trapped between the... more »
January 2, 2014 11:07 AM
ST. TAMMANY - A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning.
Deputy Cody Talley was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in stable but critical condition.
Investigators are trying to... more »
December 26, 2013 10:21 PM
RAMAH - It's a busy time of year for deer, which can pose a problem for drivers.
Between the colder months of October and January, deer are on the move searching for food and a mate.
"Deer are moving around a lot," said Wildlife & Fisheries biologist Tony... more »
December 13, 2013 9:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- An emergency worker was hit by a car and taken to the hospital Friday evening.
The EMS employee was hit on Greenwell Street near Landis as they were assisting an ambulance backing up. A passing car hit the worker.
The person hit was not identified and... more »
December 6, 2013 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person died in a wreck that closed Highland Road Friday night.
Two people were in one car that crashed, authorities said. The wreck happened near the observatory between Pecue and Siegen.
One person was taken to the hospital with injuries the second person died at... more »
December 6, 2013 11:27 AM
SPRINGFIELD - The cause of a boating crash that killed a man in Livingston Parish is under investigation.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are looking into the Dec. 5 single vessel crash that killed 68-year-old Emil Durbin of Springfield.
LDWF agents were called in about the... more »
December 6, 2013 8:46 AM
BATON ROUGE- Getting around town Friday has not been easy since multiple traffic issues caused serious issues on highways and interstates.
On I-10, a wreck stopped traffic on both east and westbound lanes at Perkins Road. Traffic was clogged in all directions; over the river into Port Allen in... more »
December 3, 2013 10:56 AM
VARNADO, La.- Louisiana State Police say a 4-year-old child died in a head-on collision on La. Highway 21 in Washington Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Monday. Trooper Greg Marchand says a car driven by 26-year-old Linda D. Beard, of Foxworth, Miss., was southbound, crossed the center line and... more »
November 28, 2013 12:10 PM
CONVENT - A Gonzales woman was killed in a crash last night in St. James Parish.
48-year-old Griselda Davis died after the two vehicle crash on La. Highway 70 west of La. Highway 3125.
State Police say the a 46-year-old St. James resident, Elaine Lewis, crossed the centerline... more »
November 24, 2013 9:28 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE- A man from Pierre Part is dead after he was thrown from his car Sunday, according to State Troopers.
It happened on LA 401 in Napoleonville. Investigators identified the man as 30-year old Kerry Huey. The investigation revealed Huey lost control of his truck, over corrected then flipped.... more »
November 22, 2013 10:30 PM
WALKER- Police responded to what is described as a minor train collision Friday night.
Police said an 18-wheeler, loaded with pipes, did not clear the railroad crossing before a train collided into the load. The truck driver apparently did not know his trailer was struck, and kept driving.
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November 20, 2013 5:35 PM
WATSON - A curve in Livingston Parish was the scene of deadly crash last night, and residents want changes to prevent future deaths there.
State Police said on Tuesday night Lena Johnson of Denham Springs was headed west on LA 1024 just east of LA 16 when the wreck... more »
November 20, 2013 8:02 AM
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.
Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
November 1, 2013 7:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man crashed through a home while turning on a sharp curve where Bunker Hill Drive turns into Constitution Avenue.
Nathan Webster, the homeowner, says the damage will cost thousands of dollars. His kitchen along with his washer and dryer were destroyed.
According to Webster,... more »
October 25, 2013 8:47 AM
CHARLOTTE - NASCAR will mandate baseline concussion testing for its drivers starting next season.
NASCAR only recommended the testing this season, but indicated to drivers that a preseason baseline screening could become mandatory as early as 2014. The baseline will be used to measure against test results after a... more »
October 18, 2013 12:18 PM
EGAN, LA - State police say an 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman died in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of La. Highway 100 at Highway 91 in Acadia Parish. Trooper Stephen Hammons says 57-year-old Gary Daigle, of Church Point, was driving west on Highway 100 approaching Highway 91 when... more »
October 11, 2013 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening.
Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover.
Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
October 10, 2013 11:32 AM
FERRIDAY - An elderly couple was killed in a three vehicle crash last night in Ferriday.
State police say the accident happened around 8:40p.m.on U.S. Highway 84 at Ferriday Drive.
77-year-old Carolyn Smith was driving a pickup that went through the intersection at Highway 84.
Two cars... more »
October 9, 2013 12:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a helicopter which crashed after lifting off from a Gulf production platform died in the incident, according to the company which operates the platform.
Bobbie Ireland, Director of Corporate Communications Americas for Woodgroup, said the contracted helicopter was picking up three Woodgroup employees... more »
October 8, 2013 11:54 AM
SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer was hurt after a suspected heroin user crashed into the officer's police vehicle.
The police lieutenant is recovering from minor injuries in the incident that took place Monday afternoon.
Police say 32-year-old Ronald Ceplina crashed into the police vehicle while it was... more »
October 8, 2013 8:01 AM
HOUSTON - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will need a second surgery on the broken right ankle he suffered when his car went airborne into the fence during the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston.
Franchitti also fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a... more »
October 2, 2013 2:39 PM
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Authorities say a tire on a church bus blew out and the bus hit a tractor-trailer and sport utility vehicle in northeastern Tennessee, killing eight people. The state Department of Safety and Homeland Security said the chartered bus crossed the median in Jefferson County about 2 p.m.... more »
October 2, 2013 2:28 PM
Baton Rouge- Family and friends said their final goodbye Wednesday afternoon to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was killed in a crash.
Funeral services for Dustin Hamilton were held at the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.
Hamilton was killed in a car crash in... more »
September 29, 2013 8:21 AM
CENTRAL CITY - According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Matthew Green was headed north on Frenchtown Road near Greenwell Springs Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle went into a ditch.
Green died on the scene. Deputies say the crash happened Saturday around... more »
September 27, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night.
Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
September 27, 2013 7:53 PM
CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road.
The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m.
Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck.
We'll have... more »
September 23, 2013 9:28 PM
ZACHARY- A man responding to a fire call was injured in a crash that closed one of the city's busier streets Monday night.
Three others were hurt when a pick-up and a sedan collided.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies investigating the crash said the man was responding... more »
September 19, 2013 9:58 PM
GEISMAR- An elderly woman was killed in a crash when she pulled into the path of a Mack truck Thursday.
State Police said Lonie Marchand,87, pulled into the path of the large dump truck on LA 75 at Ashland Road. The truck hit the driver's side of Marchand's car.... more »
September 19, 2013 4:32 PM
GEISMAR - State Police said at least one person died in a wreck this afternoon in Ascension Parish.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened just before 4 p.m. at Highway 75 / River Road and Ashland Road near Geismar.
State Police didn't have any additional details they could... more »
September 17, 2013 8:58 PM
RAMAH- The interstate is closed to traffic heading from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in Iberville Parish because of a vehicle fire.
> UPDATE at 9:37 : The left lane has opened on I-10 West but the right lane remains blocked. Congestion has reached approx 4 miles.
State Police... more »
September 12, 2013 3:13 PM
YORK, Pa.- Good thing they weren't crammed in a clown car. Pennsylvania police said a minivan with two clowns inside crashed outside the York Fair around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the driver missed the entrance and collided with an SUV while making a U-turn. The minivan was also pulling a... more »
September 11, 2013 4:29 PM
LAFAYETTE - Police arrested a Lafayette man today after they said he vandalized the city's 9/11 memorial.
Police charged Salvador Perez, 35, with criminal damage to an historic building and criminal trespassing.
Police said graffiti and two cardboard cutouts of crashing planes were placed on the monument early... more »
September 9, 2013 8:58 AM
LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding in overturned in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills. City News Service reports the boy died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, about... more »
September 8, 2013 5:55 PM
ANGOLA - Prison officials say guards opened fire on a vehicle with two children inside that crashed through the Angola State Penitentiary main entrance Sunday around 2:30 p.m.
Officials say correctional officers saw a suspicious vehicle approaching and backing up multiple times. Investigators said the car was being driven... more »
September 7, 2013 3:40 PM
ASCENSION PARISH - Troopers identified a woman killed in a crash in Ascension Parish.
Troopers say the woman is Elsa Diaz, 27, of Praireville.
Diaz was traveling on Henry Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign, and Mark Heffley, who drives a Ford F-450, collided... more »
September 7, 2013 11:02 AM
JEFFERSON PARISH - State Police say one man died in a two vehicle crash early last night in Jefferson Parish.
Police say Dylan Smith, 21, of Westwego died after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 90B and Drake Avenue.
Smith was driving in a "reckless manner"... more »
September 5, 2013 3:10 PM
LAPLACE - State Police said a 20-year-old driver survived her vehicle's plunge off I-55 in St. John Parish and into a marsh 30 feet below the highway, thanks to her seatbelt.
Troopers said Arielle Fleming of LaPlace was headed north on the elevated highway Thursday morning when she lost... more »
September 5, 2013 7:30 AM
ST. AMANT - State police say a woman from Maurepas was killed in an accident on Hwy. 22 in Ascension Parish.
Troopers say 36-year-old Sheri N. Luke was a passenger in a car that ran off the highway around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Town Car entered a ditch... more »
September 3, 2013 2:55 PM
WAKEFIELD - State Police identified the teen driver killed over the weekend in a car crash in West Feliciana Parish.
The crash happened Saturday just before 9:45 p.m. on LA Hwy 421 just east of US Hwy 61.
State Police say Colton Crum, 18, from St. Francisville was... more »
September 3, 2013 2:16 PM
SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
September 1, 2013 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a woman died Saturday night after crashing on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish.
Taslein Whitney, 36, of Baton Rouge crashed her Jeep after the left tires drifted off the road causing her to overcorrect into a guard rail, according to troopers.
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August 29, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle in East Baton Rouge Parish early today.
It happened around 6 a.m. in the area of 18100 Petroleum Drive.
Deputies say 61 year-old James Dunn, of Gonzales was headed east, when he hit the back... more »
August 26, 2013 2:20 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said in an update today that a man who died in a Livingston Parish motorcycle crash was not impaired, and was wearing his helmet at the time of the wreck.
Investigators said toxicology results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab showed Michael Skinner,... more »
August 25, 2013 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors want something done to prevent another person from crashing into a ditch near their homes after a man died early Sunday morning.
The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. on Merrydale Avenue near Satinwood Drive in Baton Rouge. Investigators say 22-year-old Rico Robinson ran off the... more »
August 24, 2013 1:47 PM
NEW YORK - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has emerged unscathed from a minor car crash on a busy Manhattan highway. Weiner's spokeswoman says the car he was riding in was involved in a chain-reaction crash Saturday morning on the FDR Drive, which runs along the borough's east... more »
August 22, 2013 3:55 PM
WHITE CASTLE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt after a bus crash in Iberville Parish this afternoon.
Deputies said it happened around 3:40 on LA 1 south of Plaquemine near Random Oaks.
Witnesses said the bus ran off the road and into a ditch in that... more »
August 19, 2013 9:53 AM
BATON ROUGE - Crews are on the scene of a crash involving an overturned vehicle along I-10 West near the Pecue Lane overpass.
Police said a pickup rolled over on the interstate before hitting another vehicle. They said the pickup's driver was seriously injured in the wreck.
Authorities... more »
August 18, 2013 4:03 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Garrett says the two people killed... more »
August 17, 2013 1:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 57-year-old woman died from injuries sustained after she was hit by a pizza delivery driver Friday night on Tiger Bend Road.
Sheriff's deputies identified the woman as Pamela Walton and said the investigation continues. Deputies added the driver who hit Walton was cooperating.
Investigators said... more »
August 16, 2013 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a crash where a woman was severely injured when she was hit by a vehicle.
Investigators said the woman was standing along Tigerbend when she was hit. The crash happened about 8:20 Friday night.
Part of the roadway was closed.
The... more »