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.
... more »
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.
... more »
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 »
August 16, 2013 4:21 PM
JARREAU - Authorities arrested a man after they said he intentionally rammed a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office cruiser with a stolen car.
State Police arrested Travis J. Jarreau, 28, after the wreck Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. They said in addition to driving a stolen vehicle, Jarreau was... more »
August 14, 2013 7:10 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash. U.S. Federal Aviation... more »
August 13, 2013 2:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A helicopter went down Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, about 30 miles southwest of Terrebonne Bay.
A nearby oilrig, Trinity V, reported the incident this afternoon.
According to reports, three people were on board when the chopper crashed.
An offshore supply vessel rescued... more »
August 10, 2013 6:46 PM
HENDERSON - The right lane is blocked on I-10 East at mile post 124 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.
There are three separate car accidents. State troopers say there no injuries. The left lane is open to traffic.
The queue from this incident has reached four miles. The... more »
August 7, 2013 11:47 AM
HOUMA - A 28-year-old Larose man accused of causing a fatal wreck in Galliano in 2011 has been arrested in Florida. State police say Edward Farbe turned into the path of an oncoming pickup attempting to turn from La. 3235 into the Wal-Mart parking lot on Aug. 27, 2011, and... more »
August 3, 2013 11:27 AM
GRAMERCY, La. - I-10 East near Gramercy is now completely open after an accident closed the Interstate down earlier Saturday.
August 2, 2013 4:27 PM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said they suspect a motorcycle driver was impaired when he collided with an SUV and died this morning in Livingston Parish.
Troopers said they sent a blood sample from Michael A. Skinner, 29, of St. Amant to be tested after the wreck on LA... more »
August 2, 2013 11:09 AM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said one person died in a motorcycle wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.
Troopers said it happened around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of LA 22 and LA 16.
They said the motorcycle's operator was the victim, but didn't have any other details... more »
August 1, 2013 3:25 PM
GONZALES - Police said one person died and two others were injured when a pickup crashed on I-10 near Gonzales.
Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said the truck was caught by a blowout near the 179 mile marker while heading west on the interstate.
He said a... more »
July 30, 2013 10:47 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Texas A&M officials say freshman defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu has died in a rollover crash in New Mexico during a trip home from Utah. New Mexico State Police say Gaius Vaenuku, an incoming member of the Utah football team, also died after the wreck. Manukainiu was a... more »
July 25, 2013 5:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard.
Investigators said... more »
July 25, 2013 2:13 PM
WALKER- A religious group says two of its members were fatally injured in a car crash in Livingston Parish this week.
Matthew Barr and his wife Hailey were hit Tuesday night on I-12. Hailey died after the crash. Police said Matthew Barr is on life support. Investigators described his... more »
July 25, 2013 9:57 AM
SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning.
Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck.
... more »
July 24, 2013 11:28 AM
HOUMA - A 32-year-old Houma man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup on La Highway 316. The accident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers say Shane Alexander was northbound when his motorcycle crossed the center line and struck a truck. Trooper Evan Harrell says Alexander, who was... more »
July 24, 2013 10:54 AM
WALKER - Police say a woman was killed and her husband critically injured in a crash involving three vehicles and two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 in Walker. The deadly crash happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police Capt. John Sharp said it appears that an 18-wheeler changed lanes to avoid a... more »
July 23, 2013 10:56 AM
CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald.
The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
July 20, 2013 2:16 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A crash this morning on LA 621 west of Airline Highway claimed the life of 26-year old Ryan Mallory of St. Gabriel.
According to State Troopers, Mallory was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer when it ran off the road. The vehicle hit a ditch and struck a culvert.... more »
July 18, 2013 10:27 PM
LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board President is back at the helm after his arrest for felony hit and run.
Malcolm Sibley's been off the grid since the crash on June 15th where Cody Lasagi, 21, died.
Thursday night, Sibley attended his first school board meeting since... more »
July 17, 2013 9:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - A state trooper damaged his unit early Wednesday after crashing into another vehicle.
The trooper, who has not been identified, ran into a Coca-Cola truck along Plank Rd., just outside the company's bottling plant in north Baton Rouge.
Police responded to the scene around 4... more »
July 15, 2013 10:28 PM
LIVINGSTON - Mayor Derral Jones signed on the dotted line Monday night, setting plans for the final step of a remediation process, that began more than 30 years ago. Jones signed a contract, giving permission for a chemical neutralizer to be placed in the ground, where a train carrying hazardous... more »
July 14, 2013 11:12 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - When the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 goes to court, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed. An international treaty governs compensation to passengers harmed by... more »
July 13, 2013 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 55-year-old man died from injuries sustained after he was hit by a car on Perkins Road, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
McKneely says Jianlin He, 4026 Tuscan Shores Dr, Missouri City, TX was killed last night in a traffic crash that occurred in the... more »
July 12, 2013 11:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police closed major streets after a person was hit by a car late Friday night.
Perkins was closed between Essen and Bluebonnet while emergency responders worked the scene.
A man hit a truck driver who got out of his semi on the busy street about 10:15.... more »
July 12, 2013 11:03 AM
FLUKER - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash at the intersection of La. Highway 10 and U.S. 51 near the town of Fluker. Authorities say 53 year old Michelle Cooper of Tangipahoa died in Thursday night's crash. Investigators say the crash occurred as Cooper was traveling east on... more »
July 11, 2013 10:26 AM
MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish.
A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
July 10, 2013 7:44 PM
MOAPA, NEVADA- The case of teen accused of drunk driving and causing a crash that killed five members of a family unraveled in Nevada and the charges were dropped. DNA evidence proved 18-year-old Jean Ervin Soriano was not driving the SUV that rear-ended a van carrying seven people during an... more »
July 9, 2013 10:17 PM
LIVINGSTON- Town leaders are planning the last phase of chemical remediation connected to a fiery train derailment 31 years ago.
Mayor Derral Jones said next week, a contract could be finalized to do the remaining work, which injects a chemical into the ground that reacts with the hazardous material... more »
July 8, 2013 9:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Aviation firefighters from across the state are taught lifesaving techniques a few miles from LSU.
"We have a 40-hour program that we put people through... we put them through classroom and practical experience to learn the different skills," said Nick Palmer the airport and rescue firefighting... more »
July 6, 2013 12:38 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - A 57-year-old man died around 1 a.m. Saturday after hitting an electric utility pole on Burgess Road, according to a Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office press release.
The release says the 57-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 29-year-old passenger refused medical treatment.
The... more »
July 3, 2013 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman who died in a car crash on I-12 Tuesday had stage four cancer her family said.
Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an... more »
July 3, 2013 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- All lanes were cleared of debris and opened to traffic on I-10 East between Dalrymple and Perkins about two hours after a tree toppled onto the interstate.
At one point, only one lane in the eastbound direction was open as crews worked to get the car from... more »
July 2, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman died Tuesday, hours after she was hit by a runaway driver.
Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an 18-wheeler, and both vehicles crashed... more »
July 2, 2013 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the driver of a dump truck blamed for causing a lunchtime crash on I-12 that pinned the driver of a car under a semi.
Police said a four-door family car was headed west on the interstate near Airline when it was hit by... more »