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  • Police: drunk man attacks girlfriend then crashes car

    January 21, 2017 5:49 PM

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

    January 21, 2017 3:04 PM

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

    January 21, 2017 2:34 PM

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

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

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

    January 20, 2017 1:32 PM

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

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

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

    January 17, 2017 8:38 PM

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

    January 17, 2017 4:03 PM

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

    January 16, 2017 8:28 PM

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

    January 15, 2017 2:05 PM

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

    January 13, 2017 7:26 PM

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

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

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

    January 13, 2017 10:19 AM

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

    January 12, 2017 4:34 PM

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

    January 11, 2017 4:00 PM

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

    January 9, 2017 8:43 PM

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

    January 8, 2017 12:56 PM

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

    January 8, 2017 12:42 PM

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

    January 7, 2017 8:39 AM

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

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

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

    January 5, 2017 10:17 AM

    METAIRIE - Authorities say a New Orleans man waited hours before telling authorities he crashed a minivan into a lake with his landlord inside. News outlets report 25-year-old Miguel McCarty faces vehicular homicide and other charges in 52-year-old Regina Williams' death. Williams' body was found inside the van Monday. Detectives... more »
  • Seattle firetrucks collide, 8 firefighters sent to hospital

    January 2, 2017 8:04 PM

    SEATTLE - A collision between two Seattle firetrucks responding to a call sent eight firefighters to the hospital. Fire department officials tell The Seattle Times that the firefighters suffered no serious injuries in the Sunday morning crash and were treated and released. Department spokeswoman Alice Kim says a fire engine... more »
  • Men broadcast kidnapping on Facebook, crash into vehicle, cut driver

    January 2, 2017 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested two men after they crashed into a vehicle, smashed it with a hammer and then cut the driver. Tony Green, 23, was arrested for attempted second degree murder, attempted simple kidnapping, aggravated damage to property, simple battery and two counts... more »
  • Police: Fatal New Year's Day crash leaves one dead in Hammond

    January 1, 2017 12:20 PM

    HAMMOND - A two vehicle wrong direction crash on Interstate 55 claimed the life of a 23-year-old early New Year's day. According to State Police, around 5:00 a.m. January 1, Troopers responded to the two vehicle crash on Interstate 55 north of Wardline Rd. in Hammond. The crash claimed... more »
  • 4 dead in southern Illinois small plane crash

    January 1, 2017 11:49 AM

    VIENNA, Ill. - Authorities in southern Illinois say four people died New Year's Eve after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area. Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell says he pronounced the two men and two women dead at about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at the scene of the crash.... more »
  • Police: Prairieville man dead after running red light, crashing pickup

    December 30, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Prairieville man died in a two-vehicle crash on Florida Blvd. Thursday afternoon. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely, the crash happened in the 7500 block of Florida Blvd. around 4:53 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say 32-year-old Jacob Labauve failed to stop... more »
  • Police: Failure to yield kills one passenger in Assumption Parish crash

    December 28, 2016 12:32 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police said a driver's failure to yield led to a two vehicle crash resulting in one death. According to State Police, around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, Troopers from Troop C responded to a two vehicle crash on LA 70 at the intersection with LA Spur 70.... more »
  • Authorities: Small plane crashed in Tennessee, no survivors

    December 27, 2016 8:57 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, and no one survived. A reconnaissance flight by the Tennessee Army National Guard found the plane inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. A release... more »
  • Colombia probe finds jetliner ran out of fuel before crash

    December 26, 2016 12:39 PM

    BOGOTA - Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel. Monday's statement by the Civil Aeronautics agency says the conclusion is based on the plane's black boxes and other evidence. The British Aerospace... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed after crash with truck on LA 18

    December 26, 2016 11:44 AM

    JEFFERSON PARISH – A crash on LA 18 in Waggaman claimed the life of one motorcyclist on Christmas. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. when 37-year-old Derek Williams was driving a Honda Shadow motorcycle east on LA 18 as he was approaching Avondale Garden Road. A Dodge Durango, driven... more »
  • Russia: Divers find jet fragments in Black Sea

    December 25, 2016 11:33 AM

    MOSCOW - Russia's emergency situations ministry says divers have recovered fragments of the defense ministry's passenger jet that crashed into the Black Sea. The ministry said in a statement Monday that divers this afternoon found several fragments of the plane one mile away from the shore and 25 meters (82... more »
  • Police searching for driver involved in fatal crash on North 22nd St.

    December 25, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for the driver of a 2002 Ford F-150 that was involved in a vehicle crash that left one person dead on N. 22nd St. Saturday evening. According to BRPD, the fatal crash occurred around 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of N.... more »
  • Police: Impairment suspected in wrong-way crash on US 61

    December 24, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police responded to a head-on collision between two vehicles that left one of the drivers dead early Saturday morning. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday morning on US 61 south of LA 964 in East Baton Rouge Parish. According to State Police, the... more »
  • Louisiana woman killed in Alabama crash

    December 24, 2016 11:26 AM

    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - A Louisiana woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sumter County. Alabama State troopers tell Al.com that 36-year-old Angela Michelle Primeaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seriously injured when the 2001 Jeep in which she was a passenger struck a 2013 Ford Escape before leaving the... more »
  • No injuries after car strikes ambulance on Jefferson Highway

    December 22, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say no one was hurt when a car struck an ambulance Thursday afternoon on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge. The two vehicle crash happened around 1:50 p.m. in the Bocage area of Jefferson Highway. Photos from the scene show a blue Sherwin Williams van... more »
  • Serious injury crash closed I-10 WB on Bonnet Carre Spillway Wednesday

    December 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH – A crash closed I-10 west bound on the Bonnet Carre Spillway around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The accident was with serious injury, according to Louisiana State Police. A medical helicopter was seen landing on the Spillway. No further information about the crash was available at the... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal hit and run on Juban Road

    December 20, 2016 7:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS– Louisiana State Police are looking for the driver in a hit and run crash that left one person dead. The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon around 6 p.m. on Juban Road south of I-12. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Corey Peeples. Authorities say Peeples was... more »
  • Woman crashes on Hwy. 19 following medical problem

    December 20, 2016 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a crash on Highway 19 where a woman with a medical problem lost control of her vehicle. BRPD initially reported that the woman was ejected from the vehicle, however BRPD later confirmed that she was not ejected. The crash... more »
  • Islamic State extremists claim Berlin attack

    December 20, 2016 1:22 PM

    BERLIN - The Islamic State extremist group is claiming responsibility for the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and left nearly 50 injured. The Islamic State group's Amaq news agency said in a statement Tuesday that "the person who carried out the truck run over... more »
  • Man killed in early morning crash

    December 18, 2016 10:26 AM

    JACKSON - A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning killed a man from Zachary. Huston Lorio, 25, died when he lost control of his pickup, drove down an embankment and hit a tree on La. 964 west of Hwy. 955 in East Feliciana Parish. It appears that Lorio was the... more »
  • Two hurt after tree crashes down on Blackwell Street home

    December 15, 2016 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday with moderate injuries after a tree crashed down on a Blackwell Street home. One mother told Brett Buffington that she heard a “crack” before it crashed down on top of her son and neighbors around 4 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Two injured after car strikes tree on West Brookstown Drive

    December 14, 2016 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were injured after a car struck a tree on West Brookstown Drive in Baton Rouge Wednesday afternoon, sources tell WBRZ. The single car crash happened near the intersection of Evangeline Street and West Brookstown Drive. First responders tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington that two people... more »
  • 19-year-old dies after car crash on I-59 near Slidell

    December 14, 2016 10:43 AM

    SLIDELL – A single-car crash claimed the life of a 19-year-old on Monday on I-59. The crash occurred on around 3 p.m. on I-59 just north of I-10 in Slidell when Denise Phillips was driving a Kia Optima northbound in the right lane. For reasons still under investigation, Phillips... more »
  • Semi-truck crashes while towing another on I-12

    December 13, 2016 5:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The driver of a semi-truck towing another truck lost control and ran off the road on I-12 east bound. The incident happened near the Juban exit and caused the interstate to close a lane while crews worked to removed the crashed trucks. Following the crash,... more »
  • BRPD: Officer okay after crash on Siegen Lane

    December 11, 2016 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are currently investigating an officer involved crash on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Siegen Lane and Rieger Road. Baton Rouge Police spokesperson L’jean McKneely said that details are still limited but that... more »
  • Expert: Appears crash in Will Smith case that preceded gunshots was intentional

    December 9, 2016 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A car crash expert has told a jury in New Orleans he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9. That crash led to a heated argument and gunfire that killed Smith that... more »
  • Girl, 9, swims to safety after mother killed in crash

    December 6, 2016 1:38 PM

    MANCHESTER, Ky. - Authorities say a 9-year-old Kentucky girl was able to swim to safety after the car she was in plunged into a creek, killing her mother. Kentucky State Police trooper Lloyd Cochran said in a news release that Mylee Murphy was in the vehicle with her mother, 34-year-old... more »
  • Passengers survive after vehicle flips, lands upside down in Covington crash

    December 5, 2016 6:00 PM

    COVINGTON – The passengers of a vehicle involved in a horrifying single car crash made it out alive on Sunday in Covington. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the St. Tammany Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash where a vehicle flipped and landed upside down... more »
  • Driver dies in crash on Hwy. 955 near Ethel

    December 5, 2016 12:41 PM

    EAST FELCIANA - The East Feliciana Sheriff's Office reported a fatal crash outside of Ethel on Monday around 10 a.m. According to State Police, one of the drivers, 33-year-old Kristy Weatherman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Highway 955 west of Highway 19 outside of... more »
  • One dead, three injured in crash on US 190 in Walker

    December 4, 2016 9:12 PM

    WALKER – Police in Walker are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one dead and three injured Sunday afternoon. According to Walker Police, the crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on US 190 near the intersection of North Corbin Road. According to Walker Police, a pickup truck going traveling eastbound,... more »
  • Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

    December 3, 2016 11:54 AM

    BIG SPRING, Texas - Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. The Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed in Howard County after a football game late Friday night. Amanda Duforat with Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big... more »
  • Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

    December 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    DETROIT - Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars. Ford says heat... more »
  • Two children ejected from vehicle after crash off Airline

    December 1, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three children were taken to the hospital Thursday night after a crash off Airline Hwy. The crash happened after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Airline Highway and Bicentennial. First responders say a 3-year-old and 5-year-old were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. ... more »
  • Child in critical condition after Hooper Road crash

    December 1, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say a child is in critical condition and three other people were hurt after a crash on Hooper Road in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the multi-car crash happened at the intersection of Hooper Road and Corlett Drive around 4:20... more »
  • Bolivia suspends airline after deadly crash in Colombia

    December 1, 2016 1:42 PM

    MEDELLIN - The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority is indefinitely suspending permission for LaMia airline to operate following the deadly crash of one its charter planes in Colombia. Officials made the announcement Thursday, and not provide additional details. The LaMia charter flight crashed while approaching Medellin, Colombia, killing all but six... more »
  • British experts to investigate Colombia crash boxes

    December 1, 2016 9:33 AM

    MEDELLIN, Colombia - British aviation experts will investigate the black box and flight data recorder from the plane carrying a small-town Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that the key instruments offering clues to what happened to the jetliner will be brought to... more »
  • Mud boat operator dies after collision with tour airboat

    November 29, 2016 8:16 PM

    THIBODAUX - State wildlife and fisheries agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Lafourche Parish. It happened about 3 p.m. Monday near Mud Lake along Bayou Des Allemands after a swamp tour airboat from Airboat Tours by Arthur collided with a mud boat. The mud boat's operator, 35-year-old Bart... more »
  • Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

    November 25, 2016 6:22 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver's behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash killed six children. Police have charged the driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities said Walker was driving off the designated... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash in East Feliciana Parish

    November 24, 2016 7:15 PM

    NORWOOD – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a single car crash in East Feliciana Parish Thursday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday on LA 422 east of LA 19. Investigators say 24-year-old Shannon Sessions was traveling westbound on... more »
  • Three car crash closes part of LA 431 near St. Amant

    November 24, 2016 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT – Part of highway 431 near St. Amant was closed Thursday afternoon due to a multi-car crash. The three-vehicle crash happened around 4 p.m. Thursday near Cannon Road. Sources tell WBRZ that no one was seriously injured. Details are still limited at this time. Louisiana... more »
  • 67-year-old dies in crash on LA 316

    November 22, 2016 10:12 AM

    BAYOU BLUE – One 67-year-old man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on LA 316 in Lafourche Parish. The crash took place around 11 p.m. on Monday near Country Estates Drive. The investigation revealed that 67-year-old Clem Whitmire was traveling north on LA 316 in a Dodge Charger at... more »
  • 6 dead in Chattanooga school bus crash;6 in intensive care

    November 21, 2016 6:27 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Kirk Kelly, the interim superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, says there are six students in intensive care Tuesday morning and six others still hospitalized after a school bus crash in Chattanooga that killed six children. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says the city is in mourning. The bus... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    November 18, 2016 10:28 AM

    POINTE COUPEE – State Police say one man is dead after his motorcycle ran off the road and struck a mailbox in Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. on LA 1 south of LA 978 in Pointe Coupee Parish.... more »
  • Some question why BRPD officer wasn't ticketed after causing crash Play Video

    November 14, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer who has only been with the department for a little over a year received no ticket after slamming into another Baton Rouge Police unit which caused a chain reaction crash Friday night. Tonight, some are questioning why. State Representative C. Denise... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    November 12, 2016 8:54 PM

    MORGANZA - State police say impairment was a factor in a crash that left two Morganza residents dead in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday afternoon. State police and Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's officials said the crash is also believed to be in connection with shooting that occurred in the area... more »
  • Crash on I-10 West caused vehicle to overturn, all lanes now open

    November 12, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle was overturned after a two vehicle crash occurred on I-10 West near Perkins Road and Dalrymple Saturday morning. EMS reported that two individuals with injuries were transported to a local hospital for treatment. All lanes are now open on I-10, click here for... more »

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