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  • Students taken to hospital after bus crashes into Ascension canal Tuesday

    March 6, 2018 6:12 PM

    GONZALES – A handful of elementary school students escaped a scary situation Tuesday when their bus ended up in a canal in Ascension Parish. An eyewitness told WBRZ, the bus ran off Coon Trap Road where it becomes W New River Street along the New River. The area features... more »
  • Mangled mess slows traffic on I-10 after truck towing camper crashes

    February 22, 2018 6:03 PM

    LOBDELL – A camper being pulled by a pickup truck was smashed to pieces in a two-vehicle wreck on I-10 near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge parish line Thursday afternoon. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the crash around 4 o'clock on I-10... more »
  • Two dead, over 100 hurt in Sunday morning train crash

    February 4, 2018 10:42 AM

    CAYCE, S.C. - The Latest on a deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina: 1:45 p.m. So many passengers were injured in a South Carolina that an emergency room doctor says they were brought in on two buses. Palmetto Health emergency room doctor Eric... more »
  • Truck overturns, spills molasses on I-10 in New Orleans

    January 16, 2018 9:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A truck carrying molasses overturned and spilled its load on I-10 eastbound, closing three lanes for hours Monday night, WWL-TV reports. Total Traffic New Orleans reported that the crash happened near the intersection of I-10 and I-510 around 10 p.m. As of 9 a.m. all lanes... more »
  • 20 hurt in overnight crash involving bus, 18-wheeler on I-10

    January 7, 2018 6:31 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A number of people were reportedly taken to multiple hospitals after a crash involving an 18-wheeler, a party bus and at least one other vehicle on I-10 East early Sunday morning. The incident was reported sometime after 2 a.m. between Grosse Tete and Port Allen. Authorities... more »
  • Elderly man fatally struck by multiple vehicles on US 190 in Lacombe

    January 5, 2018 6:01 PM

    LACOMBE - Police say an 80-year-old man on the Northshore was standing in the middle of a roadway when he was fatally struck by several vehicles early Friday morning. The incident was reported around 5:25 a.m. in near the intersection of US 190 and Mill Road. According to... more »
  • Baton Rouge death now tied to exploding Takata air bag Play Video

    December 20, 2017 6:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE -- A 60-year-old man's death from a July crash has now been linked to a faulty Takata air bag inflator , Honda said Tuesday night. The death of George Robertson "Rob" Sharp, Jr. Sharp brings to 20 the number of people whose deaths have been attributed to... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler jammed traffic on I-10 East

    December 18, 2017 7:19 AM

    GONZALES- All lanes are now open on I-10, after a crash involving an overturned 18 wheeler jammed the morning commute. A witness tells WBRZ the truck flipped over, and nearly in half. The crash occurred near mile marker 176, on I-10 East, about one mile before LA 30... more »
  • State Police: Speed likely caused deadly crash in Livingston Parish

    December 17, 2017 10:34 AM

    WALKER - A 40-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday. State Police said Bradley Lejeune, of Baton Rouge, died when he lost control of his pickup in a curve on Hwy. 63 south of Hwy. 447 around 8:30 Saturday evening. After running off the road, the truck violently crashed... more »
  • Driver arrested in Baton Rouge crash that left victim paralyzed

    December 12, 2017 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old is facing several charges after a crash he caused earlier this year left a man permanently paralyzed from the neck down. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, William Whited was arrested for a crash on Somerset Street in Jan. 2017. Police say Whited sped... more »
  • Driver in one-vehicle crash jumps off interstate to avoid oncoming vehicle

    December 10, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver that was involved in a one-vehicle crash jumped from an interstate overpass to avoid being hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-10 West at the I-10/I-110 split Saturday afternoon. After getting out... more »
  • Driver injured after ramming concrete barricade on closed bridge

    November 26, 2017 10:41 AM

    CENTRAL - A driver was taken to the hospital after crashing through a concrete barrier blocking a closed bridge overnight. Firefighters had to use equipment similar to the Jaws of Life to cut the driver from the mangled mess after the vehicle slammed into the barricade. Authorities said the... more »
  • Mandeville man killed Friday in single vehicle crash

    November 24, 2017 9:01 PM

    COVINGTON- Authorities say a man was killed in a single vehicle crash Friday morning. According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the accident happened around 5 a.m. on Lowe Davis Road near Highway 59 in Covington. Officials say 20-year-old William Meredith of Mandeville was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Single vehicle crash near LA 83 claims life of New Iberia man

    November 21, 2017 1:50 PM

    NEW IBERIA- Authorities say a man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 10 a.m. on the US 90 frontage road near LA 83. Officials say 38-year-old Scott Ward of New Iberia was driving a 2014 Dodge truck eastbound along the frontage... more »
  • Two-vehicle crash on LA 1 leaves at least one person injured

    November 20, 2017 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities say at least one person has been injured in a two vehicle crash that happened on LA 1 Monday evening. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday on LA 1 on top of the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. At least one person has been injured. ... more »
  • Crash near state line leaves one person dead

    November 18, 2017 9:27 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A crash near the state line in West Feliciana Parish left one person dead late Friday authorities revealed. Ian T. Wilson, 55, of Woodville, Mississippi, was killed after the pickup he was driving was rear-ended on US 61 around 7 o'clock Friday night. Authorities said the... more »
  • Driver found guilty in deadly, fiery crash will be re-sentenced

    November 15, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One of two drivers convicted in a drunken road-rage crash on the interstate four years ago that left five people dead will need to be re-sentenced, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. David Leger was originally sentenced to eight years in prison following the 2013 crash... more »
  • Authorities arrest suspected drunk driver who hopped out of ambulance

    November 14, 2017 3:16 PM

    UPDATE: Renzoll Marrero, 34, has been arrested. He is charged with DWI, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana, driving without a license, failure to control a vehicle, no insurance and three counts of cruelty to juveniles. ST. BERNARD PARISH- Deputies from the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office are... more »
  • Study: I-10 ranked one of the most dangerous highways in the nation

    November 13, 2017 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Numbers show that one of the busiest interstates in South Louisiana is also one of the deadliest in the country. According to a study by Teletrac Navman , I-10 is ranked the sixth deadliest highway in the U.S. when it comes to death per mile. Data shows... more »
  • Two dead after head-on crash on La. 16

    November 12, 2017 10:07 AM

    PINE GROVE - Two people died in a head-on crash on La. 16 Saturday afternoon. State Police identified the victims as Ronette Spann, 30, of Baton Rouge, and James Dorsey, 47, of Independence. The crash happened about 2-and-a-half miles east of Pine Grove in St Helena Parish Saturday around... more »
  • Man dies in overnight crash on Plank Rd.

    November 5, 2017 8:25 AM

    BAKER - A 29-year-old man died in a head-on crash overnight. State Police said Kirkland Nelldell was killed in the wreck on Plank Road south of Hwy. 64 around one o'clock Sunday morning. Investigators said Nelldell was driving south and for some reason, crossed into the northbound lane. As... more »
  • Two truckers dead in pileup involving 4 big rigs on I-10 Play Video

    October 30, 2017 6:46 AM

    GROSSE TETE – Four semis were involved in a nasty crash on I-10 near the West Baton Rouge/Iberville parish line early Monday morning. The crash left two people dead and closed I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge for hours – until lunchtime. State Police identified the deceased as... more »
  • Large crash scene blocks most of I-10 MS River bridge

    October 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple vehicles are involved in a crash in the middle of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge. As many as six vehicles - two of them 18-wheelers - could be involved, sources told WBRZ. State traffic cameras showed no traffic passing westbound, out of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • 5-month-old dies days after I-12 wreck

    October 12, 2017 2:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A five-month-old has died days after a crash on I-12, according to the baby's mother. The crash happened Wednesday evening on I-12 in Livingston Parish. Police said three vehicles collided on the eastbound stretch of interstate around mile marker 10. Police said Friday, the crash... more »
  • Police: Motorcyclist killed in North St. crash

    October 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A motorcyclist died in a crash on North Street. Baton Rouge Police identified the motorcyclist as Jerome Kinchen, 31. The crash happened a few blocks from Kinchen's home address, also on North Street. Police said Kinchen collided with another vehicle that turned into his path... more »
  • New 'J-turns' on US 190 in Livonia near completion Play Video

    October 4, 2017 1:08 PM

    LIVONIA - The Department of Transportation and Development says the project to install 'J-turns' on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish should be completed by the end of the year. The project will replace an existing guardrail stretching from LA 1 to Krotz Springs while adding in three 'J-turns'... more »
  • 5-year-old honored; donates organs following fatal crash Play Video

    October 1, 2017 12:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 5-year-old boy is being remembered as a hero after his organs were donated following a fatal crash earlier this week. West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies escorted the body of Xander Benoit from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to his home in Lafayette Saturday evening.... more »
  • Trucker implicated in pileup, death of 5-year-old booked into jail

    September 26, 2017 5:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – A small child has died days after a five to seven-vehicle pileup on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, according to authorities. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says 5-year-old Xander Cruz died Thursday morning, days after the crash on I-10 East just before the Mississippi River... more »
  • Clinton man killed in four vehicle crash

    September 23, 2017 9:05 PM

    CLINTON - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal four vehicle crash that occurred Saturday around noon on LA Highway 10. That crash claimed the life of 66-year-old James Felker. Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer, 41-year-old Daniel Jonson, was traveling westbound on LA 10 and veered into... more »
  • Two dead after car bursts into flames following crash

    September 22, 2017 9:17 AM

    ST. LANDRY- Authorities are investigating a deadly crash that killed a driver and their passenger after the vehicle struck multiple objects and burst into flames. The crash took place on US 167 near Belle Ridge Road in St. Landry Parish shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle involved... more »
  • Four children hurt in school bus crash Monday afternoon Play Video

    September 18, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a bus was involved in a crash on Staring Lane Monday afternoon. About fifty students were on the bus when it collided with another vehicle near the intersection of High Point. Four students were transported... more »
  • Man charged with negligent homicide after 2015 crash

    September 15, 2017 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man has been charged with negligent homicide after an incident that took place in 2015. On November 8, officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department said Alvin Bracken was driving in the 7300 block of Airline Highway and he was speeding. Bracken drove his 1995 Chevy... more »
  • Broussard boy killed in crash with boat on Louisiana lake

    September 4, 2017 1:46 PM

    CAMERON - An 11-year-old boy is dead and another boy is injured following a head-on collision between a personal watercraft and a boat on a Louisiana lake. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release that the deadly crash happened Saturday on Lake Calcasieu... more »
  • Belle Chasse man charged in fatal Plaquemines crash

    September 4, 2017 11:48 AM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Louisiana State Police say they have arrested the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash on LA 23 Sunday night. Troopers say 68-year-old Carol Sylve of Belle Chasse was backing out of a private drive onto LA 23. As the truck was in reverse,... more »
  • WATCH: Big rig crashes into overhanging sign, overturns on Houston roadway Play Video

    August 25, 2017 12:53 PM

    HOUSTON- A video has been circulating which shows a big rig truck with its bucket raised crashing into a trestle over an interstate Thursday. According to a report from KTRK, authorities closed the roadway to clean the area after the trestle fell to the ground and crushed the truck.... more »
  • Navy says 10 sailors missing in collision at sea

    August 20, 2017 8:37 PM

    SINGAPORE - A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said. The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard... more »
  • Florida deputy crashes into driver at over 100 mph Play Video

    August 19, 2017 5:13 PM

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The trial of a Florida deputy is about to begin after he crashed into a Smart car while going over 100 miles per hour — leaving the driver in critical condition. In the spring of 2016, Deputy Brandon Heegle was on the highway pursuing... more »
  • LSP: One killed in head-on collision in Washington Parish

    August 19, 2017 11:43 AM

    VARNADO - A 71-year-old woman died following a two-vehicle crash in Washington Parish Friday night. According to Louisiana State Police, Troopers responded to the crash on LA 436-1 south of Varnado around 9:50 p.m. The crash claimed the life of 71-year-old Hazel Marie Caruso of Angie, according to... more »
  • Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 14

    August 18, 2017 7:09 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain-Catalan authorities say a woman injured in an attack in a popular seaside town south of Barcelona has died. The woman, who wasn't named, is the first fatal victim of the attack late Thursday in Cambrils, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Barcelona. It came hours... more »
  • Two taken to hospital after car hits kids getting off school bus Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two kids were taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while exiting a school bus Thursday evening. The kids were hit at the corner of Alvin Dark and Jay Hebert Drive. Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene. ... more »
  • Police say Barcelona van attack was terrorism

    August 17, 2017 1:19 PM

    BARCELONA, Spain- Police in Spain have confirmed they are investigating the van incident in Barcelona as a terror attack, while local media reports say that up to 13 people have been killed. A van slammed into pedestrians on Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, which is normally packed... more »
  • Two school buses collide at Woodlawn Middle; No injuries reported

    August 16, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say two school buses loaded with students collided at an area middle school Wednesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, two buses carrying students from Woodlawn Middle were involved in a crash at the school around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Young girl dead after car plows into Paris pizzeria

    August 14, 2017 4:21 PM

    PARIS - French police say a little girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver... more »

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