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  • Cross-over crash kills one person on Hwy. 190

    March 11, 2017 8:26 AM

    ERWINVILLE - Eastbound 190 closed overnight and for some of Saturday morning due to a crash. The wreck happened at Section Road, about two miles west of La. 413. Authorities diverted traffic onto westbound lanes, forcing drivers to share the two-lane highway. Little traffic had developed as a... more »
  • Man hit, killed walking on Joor Road overnight

    March 5, 2017 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died late Saturday night after being hit as he walked across Joor Road. State Police said it was unclear why Andrew Mulkey, 51, of Zachary was crossing the highway. Mulkey was hit by a small Jeep SUV as he crossed the highway north... more »
  • Fiery, early morning crash kills driver in EBR

    November 24, 2016 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 33-year-old man died in a fiery crash on La. 30 just outside city limits before sunrise Thursday. State Police said David Breland III, 33, was killed in the crash. State Police said Breland, of Baton Rouge, was northbound on La. 30 when he crossed into... 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 »
  • LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

    July 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week. Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the... more »
  • New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash Play Video

    March 26, 2015 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... more »
  • LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours. In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Driver killed in single vehicle crash in Lafayette

    December 8, 2014 11:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Ambassador Caffery. Police say the driver of a pickup was traveling on the westbound I-10 on-ramp early Monday morning when the vehicle left the roadway, ejecting the drive. Investigators say the driver,... more »
  • Trick-or-treating canceled after deadly wreck

    October 30, 2014 3:47 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Town leaders canceled trick-or-treating scheduled for Thursday night in portions of Breaux Bridge after two children died and another was injured by a pickup. KATC-TV reports a candlelight vigil is scheduled instead at 8:30 p.m. at Judge Carl Williams Park on West Bridge Street. Mayor... more »
  • Cyclists had lights on before deadly wreck

    October 16, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic crash expert says at least one cyclist had LED lights illuminated on his bike when Joseph Branch hit and killed one man, injuring another. Branch faces vehicular homicide charges for killing Nathan Crowson and injuring Danny Morris while they rode their bikes on Perkins... more »
  • Update: Police now say driver not deceased in wreck

    September 15, 2014 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman involved in a wreck in Baton Rouge Monday did not die, despite an earlier report from officers she had. A BRPD spokesperson said the driver who wrecked on South Acadian Thruway near Capital Heights may have had an unknown medical issue which... more »
  • LSP: Woman hit, killed while checking her mailbox

    August 18, 2014 12:03 PM

    ST. AMANT - State Police said a pickup hit and killed an Ascension Parish woman who had crossed the road to check her mail Monday. Troopers said Karen Russell, 67, of St. Amant died in the wreck shortly after 11:00 a.m. Investigators said Russell crossed LA 431 in... more »
  • Man killed in Plaquemines Parish hit-and-run

    August 15, 2014 10:38 AM

    EMPIRE - State police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Plaquemines Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says the accident happened around 4 a.m. Friday on La. Highway 11 near Empire. Matey says 39-year-old Michael Czolowski, of Buras, walking south in the southbound lane when he was struck by a vehicle... more »
  • BRPD: Man torched car after deadly hit-and-run

    July 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly hit and run in Baton Rouge last month. Cpl. Don Coppola said Janneh Trench, 35, of Vacherie is wanted for charges of felony hit and run, reckless operation, obstruction of justice, and operating... more »
  • LSP: Amite man died in two-vehicle wreck

    July 9, 2014 4:32 PM

    AMITE - State Police said an Amite man died after making a U-turn in front of another vehicle Wednesday in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said Kyle Rigdon, 20, of Amite City died in the wreck shortly after 8 a.m. on US Highway 51. Investigators said Rigdon made a U-turn... more »
  • Deville motorcyclist killed in crash

    June 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    PINEVILLE - State police say a 55-year-old Deville man died when his motorcycle struck a van in Rapides Parish. Trooper Scott Moreau says Chris Adams was westbound on La. Highway 28 east of Pineville Wednesday when his motorcycle struck the rear of a van that had stopped to make a... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after hitting dump truck head-on

    April 15, 2014 12:49 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said a Napoleonville man died after hitting a dump truck head-on with his car Tuesday morning. Troopers said Shelby G. Johnson, 36, crossed the center line for unknown reasons and hit the dump truck while driving along LA 70 in Ascension Parish around 10 a.m.... more »
  • Woman killed after her SUV hits tree

    April 2, 2014 10:31 AM

    BELLE ROSE - State police say a 27-year-old Belle Rose woman was killed after her SUV ran off La. Highway 308 and struck a tree in Assumption Parish. Troopers say Constance Pitts was driving in Belle Rose Tuesday when she failed to negotiate a left curve. After striking the tree,... more »
  • One killed, one charged in I-10 wreck

    March 13, 2014 6:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man from Mississippi will face charges once he is released from the hospital after a crash killed the passenger in his van Thursday evening. Roberto-Carlos Rivas, 26, of Texas died. Devin Spence, 24, of Mississippi will be booked with negligent homicide, State Police said. Investigators... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly wreck

    March 3, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 27-year-old Baton Rouge man died in a wreck Sunday night after investigators said he pulled out in front of another vehicle. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Timothy Lee, 27, died after the wreck in the 11900 block of Scenic Highway at 11:39 p.m.... more »
  • Deadly wreck reported in Sorrento

    February 19, 2014 10:49 AM

    SORRENTO - State Police says a man driving a pickup truck died in a wreck Wednesday morning in Ascension Parish. Troopers said it happened on La. 22 near the intersection with La. 70 south of Sorrento. The driver was not wearing seat belts and was ejected when his... more »
  • Driver killed after hitting pole

    February 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man killed in a wreck this morning in East Baton Rouge was driving at a high rate of speed before the crash. Investigators said Brian Richoux, 20, was driving north on Millerville Road when he hit a signal light pole at the... more »
  • Police: driver failed to yield, caused deadly wreck

    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 »
  • Deadly wreck closes Plank Road

    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 »
  • BRPD: Carjacking suspect dies in wreck Play Video

    January 6, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A carjacking turned deadly for one of the suspects when she crashed the stolen car in Baton Rouge Monday morning. The high-speed crash left the stolen vehicle overturned and resting on its hood near the ATM at Red River Bank on Old Hammond Highway at Drusilla.... more »
  • Thibodaux man killed in Assumption wreck

    December 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Thibodaux man died in a fiery wreck with an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning in Assumption Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell said the wreck happened just after 6 a.m. on LA 308, and that 58-year-old Don Williams Jr. died as a result of the crash.... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly wreck

    November 27, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim of a deadly wreck near Cortana Mall this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Scott Adams, 39, died in the one-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in the 8500 block of Cortana Place. McKneely said Adams lost control of his vehicle in a curve... more »
  • One dead in single-vehicle wreck

    November 26, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one person died and another was injured in a wreck this afternoon in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said the single-vehicle wreck happened in the 8500 block of Cortana Place around 3:30 p.m. Coppola said the driver of the... more »
  • Hall given two years for wreck which killed five

    October 22, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge suspended most of the sentence today for the woman convicted of killing five people in a deadly game of cat and mouse on I-10 back in 2011. Judge Trudy White sentenced Kelsye Hall to just two years at hard labor for five counts of... more »
  • LSP investigating deadly crash near Geismar

    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 »
  • LSP says unrestrained driver killed in Watson wreck

    February 5, 2013 4:15 PM

    WATSON - State Police said the driver killed in an afternoon wreck in Livingston Parish wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said Walter C. Phillips Jr., 60, of Greenwell Springs died in the wreck on La. 1019 in Watson. Investigators said Phillips went off the road while going... more »

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