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  • Driver arrested for DWI after single vehicle crash

    May 22, 2016 9:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say one person was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said the single vehicle crash happened on Walker South Road Sunday afternoon. One person received minor injuries and was transported to... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer injured after crash on Government

    May 22, 2016 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a motorcycle officer suffered severe injuries Sunday after his motorcycle collided with a car on Government Street. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, the accident happened around 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Government Street. A BRPD motorcycle officer... more »
  • One dead, local priest injured after Saturday crash

    May 22, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person is dead and a local priest is recovering from injuries after a crash on North Boulevard Saturday night. According to the Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide Unit, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of North Blvd. Police say a... more »
  • ATV rider killed after crash with train in Plaquemine

    May 20, 2016 5:07 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff’s deputies in Iberville Parish confirm a 24-year-old man died at the scene of a crash involving an ATV and a train Friday morning in Plaquemine. Police have yet to identify the victim of the wreck who was pronounced dead at the scene by the parish coroner.... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • Expert: No credible claims for downing EgyptAir

    May 20, 2016 11:01 AM

    CAIRO - A terror analyst who is in contact with members of the Islamic State group and other jihadist groups says there have been "no credible or even semi-credible" claims of responsibility for the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804. Shiraz Maher at the International Center for the Study of... more »
  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • EgyptAir official: 'We have found the wreckage'

    May 19, 2016 12:16 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel told CNN Thursday that searchers have found the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804. Officials say EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday with 66 people on board. The head of Russia's top domestic... more »
  • Driver arrested after crossing median, hits parked cars

    May 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A fight with a mistress caused a driver going down Howell Boulevard to cross the median and skid into the parking lot of a hotel, striking two cars on Wednesday afternoon. The driver who crashed into the two cars was in a white Dodge Truck. The driver, identified... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • Attorney: Driver of Lamborghini in fatal crash to face charges

    May 17, 2016 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for a man who crashed a Lamborghini into a flood wall on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans, killing a passenger in the process, has surrendered himself to police, according to his attorney. Jason Adams, a real estate broker and investor, will now face a... more »
  • Fire truck crash on Airline Highway, one transported to hospital

    May 16, 2016 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to a car crash involving a fire truck on Monday around 11: 30 a.m. Initial reports said that a St. George Fire Department truck crashed with possibly two vehicles. The crash was on Airline Highway at Old Jefferson Highway. One person was transported to the hospital... more »
  • Man's sentence delayed after killing 5 in road rage-fueled I-10 chase Play Video

    May 12, 2016 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sentencing has been delayed on Thursday for a man convicted of killing five people during an alcohol and road rage-fueled high speed chase in 2011. The sentencing was delayed until Aug. 18. 34-year-old David Leger was scheduled to be sentenced for five counts of vehicular... more »
  • Trooper: Teen killed in crash involving empty school bus

    May 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Louisiana State Police say a Marksville teen died when his car struck a school bus. Master Trooper Scott Moreau said in news release the accident happened on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville early Tuesday morning. Moreau says 19-year-old Joshua Frank lost control of his car... more »
  • 2 injured in South Choctaw head on crash

    May 6, 2016 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is in critical condition after a head on crash that involved four vehicles on South Choctaw, near Airline Highway, Friday evening. EMS transported two patients from the scene with the other individual listed in moderate condition. South Choctaw at Airline Highway was closed... more »
  • Police officer cited after crashing into Morgan City bar

    May 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY ( KATC-TV ) - New information and photos were released in a Friday night crash involving a police officer in Morgan City. A Patterson Police officer was cited with careless operation and placed on administrative after wrecking into three vehicles and a bar on 5th Street in... more »
  • Man killed on LA 437 after crashing into ditch

    May 3, 2016 1:47 PM

    CONVINGTON- A single-vehicle crash on LA 437 took the life of 38-year-old Mohssen Hajighassem Jr. of Westwego on Monday night. The crash occurred on Monday at 11 p.m. when Louisiana State Police Troopers from Troop L learned that Hajighassem was driving a Lexus northbound on LA 437. According to state... more »
  • After trapped for hours, driver recovering from crash Play Video

    May 1, 2016 8:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – State Police say a teen is expected to be okay after being trapped in a car that was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1024 near Clinton Allen Road around 4:12 p.m.... more »
  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    April 30, 2016 4:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash. Nissan North America, Inc. says the first problem is with a sensor that detects if the front passenger seat is occupied. The... more »
  • Car owners frustrated after CATS bus totals their car Play Video

    April 29, 2016 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A couple from Baton Rouge is frustrated tonight after their car was involved in a crash with a CATS bus. The CATS bus totaled the Charlats' Toyota, just before it hit a home in Baton Rouge two weeks ago. Now the Charlats say CATS is taking the... more »
  • EBRSO: Driver attempts to flee scene of crash, doesn't get far Play Video

    April 29, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a driver attempted to flee a minor accident in a parking lot on Siegen Lane Friday night. He didn't get very far, however. There was something wrong with his vehicle, so when he tried to... more »
  • State Police looking for driver who hit cyclist

    April 28, 2016 2:03 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - State Police are asking for help to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist in Assumption Parish. The accident happened Wednesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. on LA-1 in Paincourtville. State Police say the bicycle was traveling south on LA-1 near LA-70 when... more »
  • Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns

    April 25, 2016 3:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position. State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish... more »
  • Wreck before I-10/12 West merge causes morning backup

    April 25, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mid-morning crash before the I-10/12 merge has caused significant delays westbound through Baton Rouge on Monday. The left lane is blocked due to vehicle recovery operations, according to DOTD. Traffic is passing through the four right lanes. Congestion related to the incident have stretched... more »
  • Hammond man killed in motorcycle crash near Tickfaw

    April 24, 2016 9:23 PM

    TICKFAW – State Police say a Hammond man died Sunday after his motorcycle ran off the roadway of LA 1064 near Tickfaw. According to Louisiana State Police, 52-year-old Michael S. McDonald was driving westbound on LA 1064 when his motorcycle exited the roadway and crashed into a culvert. ... more »
  • I-10 West/East delays after College Drive crash

    April 21, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open now I-10 West past College Drive after an accident Thursday afternoon. Traffic from the accident has reached Siegen Lane on I-10 and Drusilla Lane on I-12. Be sure to check out our traffic cams before you head home from work, and... more »
  • Man arrested for drunk driving and crashing into State Police car

    April 21, 2016 3:32 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man was arrested after driving drunk and crashing into a Louisiana State Police car. On Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m., 45-year-old Duane McClendon of Morgan City was traveling eastbound on I-10 near Breaux Bridge when he ran off of the right side of the road and... more »
  • Two dead pilots identified in Slidell plane crash

    April 19, 2016 11:49 PM

    SLIDELL - The two men killed in a St. Tammany Parish Mosquito plane crash Tuesday night near the Slidell Airport has been identified. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said that 68-year-old Wayne Fisher of Slidell and 59-year-old Donald Pechon of Convington was identified as the pilots in the... more »
  • CATS meeting addresses safety in public meeting after Thursday crash Play Video

    April 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System hosted a public meeting Monday morning to discuss concerns safety issues with the union representing local bus drivers. The meeting with the CATS Board of Directors, requested by the Amalgamated Transit Union, comes after three people were hurt when a bus... more »
  • CATS to hold public meeting on bus crash

    April 15, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital Area Transit System will hold a public meeting Monday to discuss safety issues in the wake of Thursday's bus crash. That crash sent three people to the hospital after a city bus hit a SUV and then crashed into a house near the intersection of Acadian Thruway... more »
  • Crash involving school bus and tree service truck

    April 15, 2016 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a crash involving a school bus and a tree service truck. The crash happened on Victoria Gardens Court on Friday afternoon. According to students, eight or nine students from Thrive Academy were on the bus when the bus and truck collided. ... more »
  • Second driver arrested in deadly crash that killed two kids

    April 14, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police say a second person was arrested in connection to a deadly crash in Livingston Parish that killed two children. Louisiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Jerry Ervin III of Denham Springs for vehicular homicide. According to police, Ervin was the driver in a four... more »
  • Councilman: CATS knew about issue before bus hit house Play Video

    April 14, 2016 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to an accident where a CATS bus struck a house Thursday morning, that authorities say could have been caused by mechanical problems. Thursday night, Metro Councilman John Delgado questioned whether that bus should have been on the road at all. According to Baton Rouge Police,... more »
  • Zachary man dies after crashing into tree

    April 12, 2016 11:17 PM

    PRIDE - State Police say a Zachary man died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his vehicle into a tree. The accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Highway 37, south of Highway 63 in Pride. Crash investigators say 33-year-old Aramis Pepper wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he crossed the center... more »
  • Acadian Ambulance Service truck crashes into dump truck in Denham Springs

    April 5, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car crash involving an Acadian Ambulance Service truck and a dump truck happened Tuesday afternoon in Denham Springs. The accident happened on Range Avenue near I-12 when a dump truck stopped in front of an Acadian Ambulance service truck. The Acadian Ambulance truck did not stop soon... more »
  • Gunshot victim, pedestrian hurt in bizarre chain of events Monday night

    April 4, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were transported to the hospital Monday night in Baton Rouge following an unusual series of events. According to BRPD, a man stopped to let a passenger out of his car when the passenger shot him in the shoulder blade-area of his back. The driver... more »
  • Motorcyclist dead after crashing into drain on LA 24 Sunday

    April 4, 2016 12:47 PM

    SCHRIEVER - A 68-year-old man died after a crash into a drainage culvert on LA 24 South near the Lost Bridge in Terrebonne Parish. The crash occurred after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when Louisiana State Troopers learned that Ralph Jouclas of Thibodaux, died while traveling south on LA 24... more »
  • Two dead after car crash in Tangipahoa

    April 3, 2016 2:47 PM

    HAMMOND – State Police say two people are dead after a crash on LA 1064 in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 72-year-old Rita Adams was turning west from Rufus Bankston Road onto LA 1064 when she was struck by a pickup truck. Police say Adams... more »
  • Driver in crash that killed 2 pleads guilty, pays $800 fine

    April 2, 2016 8:52 PM

    In a story April 2 about a guilty plea from a delivery truck driver who crashed into a horse and buggy, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the boy who died. David Beiler was 8, not 9. A corrected version of the story is below: MILL HALL,... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman killed after car goes airborne off LA 1

    April 2, 2016 2:39 PM

    WHITE CASTLE – State Police say a Donaldsonville woman is dead after her car went airborne and landed on its roof off LA 1 Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police Latisha Johnson, 39, was driving northbound on LA 1 around 7:20 a.m. when she traveled off the right... more »
  • Witness says car was driving erratically before crashing into pole; 1 injured

    March 29, 2016 12:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was transported to the hospital Monday night after a car crashed into an electric pole. The accident happened on Geronimo St. in Baton Rouge. Few details are known at the time of this post, but a News 2 Crew was on scene when one person... more »
  • 3-car crash on Aster Street and Nicholson Drive Monday morning

    March 28, 2016 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD responded to a three car crash on Monday morning near the intersection of Aster Street and Nicholson Drive. The crash happened around 11 a.m. According to BRPD, three cars were involved in the crash. EMS said there were no injuries resulting from the crash. Authorities confirmed... more »
  • No major injuries after bus carrying Indiana team overturns

    March 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    DEMOTTE, Ind. - Authorities say there were no serious injuries after a bus carrying 27 players and staff from a northwest Indiana high school basketball team overturned on an interstate. Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson says the rollover occurred Saturday on Interstate 65 near DeMotte. Authorities say a... more »
  • Crash on Highland Rd. leads to flipped SUV

    March 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police are currently working a wreck on Highland Road which ended in a SUV flipped over. The accident happened Friday afternoon near the Siegan Lane intersection on Highland Road. State Police have not released any information about the wreck at this time. The... more »
  • Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler

    March 17, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Thursday. According to BRPD, an 80-year-old Elwyn Pate was riding a bicycle northbound in the southbound lane of Plank Road when he was struck by an 18-wheeler... more »
  • Troopers investigating fatal crash on La. Hwy. 429

    March 13, 2016 11:07 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Ascension Parish Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on La. Hwy. 429 east of La. Hwy. 431 near St Amant shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. State Police say that Tyler Talber, 29, was killed... more »
  • EMS: one ejected after crash near La. 415

    March 13, 2016 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Emergency responders say at least seven people were hurt and one person was ejected after a crash on I-10 near Port Allen. According to a spokesperson for Acadian Ambulance, one person was ejected from their vehicle just west of La. 415 on the eastbound lane of... more »
  • Child killed in Saturday morning crash on Highland Road

    March 12, 2016 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police said a child died in a crash on Highland Road Saturday morning. Initial reports indicated that one person was ejected from a vehicle after a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Saturday. Video of the scene recorded by WBRZ photojournalists on the ground and above... more »
  • State Police continue investigation into Bienville Parish flooding death

    March 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BIENVILLE PARISH - Louisiana State Police are still investigating a fatal crash in Bienville Parish that left one dead after witnesses have issued accounts that contradict initial reports of how the crash happened. On Thursday, State Police reported that 63-year-old Jerry Garrett drowned after he drove his vehicle around... more »
  • Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

    March 9, 2016 12:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. The Lexus SUV, outfitted by Google with special sensors, struck the bus on Valentine's Day in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View. Footage... more »
  • All lanes back open after crash with injury on Florida Blvd.

    March 8, 2016 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Boulevard at Sharp Road is back open after all lanes remained closed for close to an hour following an accident with injury Tuesday morning. The wreck happened at around 10 a.m. Details are still limited on the injuries sustained during the crash. Traffic was... more »
  • Commuter train derails, at least 14 hurt

    March 8, 2016 12:39 AM

    SUNOL, CA - The Alameda Fire Department says 14 people were injured, four seriously, when a commuter train traveling from Silicon Valley to Stockton in Central California derailed Monday night. The department says all passengers have been evacuated from the derailed train and are being checked by paramedics. It says... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after car drives into crowd during 5K race

    March 5, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people were sent to the hospital Friday morning after a car crashed through a barricade and ramped onto the curb while a charity 5K race was underway. LSU Police say the crash happened on West Lakeshore Drive near the Beta House on Sorority Row at... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Two transported to hospital after crash with BRPD unit

    March 4, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a Baton Rouge Police unit Friday afternoon. Witnesses say the crash happened near Scenic Hwy. and Amarillo. EMS said two people were transported from the scene. The officer was not transported. ... more »
  • Train, truck towing car collide in Port Allen, 1 injured

    March 3, 2016 8:51 PM

    PORT ALLEN - First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a truck towing a car in Port Allen. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 190 near the Cajun Circus Casino. Sources confirm a patient was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening... more »
  • Police cruiser involved in crash on Florida Blvd at Sherwood; 2 injured

    March 3, 2016 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle wreck involving a Baton Rouge police cruiser early Thursday morning. According to Baton Rouge EMS, two people were transported to the hospital with uknown injuries. The crash happened on Florida Boulevard at Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 6 a.m. At least... more »
  • Wednesday afternoon snarl starts with overturned car on I-10

    March 2, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 toward downtown was at a standstill for a part of Wednesday afternoon after a car overturned above Washington Street. The vehicle could be seen upside down from state traffic cameras. Numerous emergency crews were gathered around the vehicle and, at times, traffic was moving around... more »

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