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  • Man crossing Airline Highway hit and killed by car

    November 27, 2015 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 57-year-old man died on Thanksgiving evening after trying to cross Airline Highway in Baton Rouge on foot. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the man was hit by a car around 6:08 p.m. in the 7100 block of Airline Highway. McKneely said the man... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed while crossing the street

    November 15, 2015 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating another fatal accident after a pedestrian was struck when trying to cross the street Saturday morning. Police said Ivory Robinson ,25, died after being struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Florida Blvd. It happened in the 8200 block of Florida... more »
  • Passenger hit, dies after getting out of car to check tow straps

    October 26, 2015 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Port Allen died Monday morning when he got out of the car he was riding in to check on the straps used to tow a car behind him. State Police said Delvonte Wiley, 22, and Timothy Bird, 53, were towing an SUV with a... more »
  • BRPD investigating early morning crash that killed pedestrian

    September 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a early Friday morning crash that killed a pedestrian. Baton Rouge Police said the wreck happened at around 3:50 a.m. Friday in the 7100 block of Airline Hwy when a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in crash on LA 1 near Plaquemine

    June 30, 2015 10:59 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - State Police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead on LA 1 north of LA 992-3 near Plaquemine early Tuesday morning. 66-year-old Gene Ellis, of Plaquemine, was killed as he attempted to cross LA 1 from the east side of the roadway. 31-year-old Jeremy Gulotta,... more »
  • Vehicle sought in deadly hit-and-run

    May 18, 2015 2:01 PM

    WALKER - Police identified a woman hit by two vehicles and killed while trying to cross Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge this weekend, and said they're searching for one of the vehicles which fled the scene. Baton Rouge Police said 39-year-old Jannie Doiga died at the scene of the... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Baton Rouge under investigation

    May 17, 2015 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a 39-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle Saturday night. Police say she was hit on Florida Boulevard near Lobdell and died at the scene. Information about the crash is limited at this time. Officials say the... more »
  • State Police: Picayune pedestrian killed on I-59

    April 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - State police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Saturday morning. The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Andrew Flores of Picayune, Mississippi after he was hit by a truck on Interstate 59 near Pearl River around 6:30 a.m. According to troopers, 27-year-old... more »
  • LSP: Person hit, killed while pushing shopping cart across road

    April 10, 2015 10:21 AM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State Police said they're looking into the death of a man who was hit by a vehicle and killed while crossing an Ascension Parish highway. Troopers said the man was pushing a shopping cart across Airline Highway south of LA 74 around 8 p.m. Thursday when... more »
  • Child hit by car in Baton Rouge

    February 21, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 6-year-old was rushed to the hospital after she was hit by a car Saturday evening. It happened on 1700 Victoria Dr. and Melon Ct. around 3 p.m. Emergency responders say the child was transported to Our Lady of the Lake with broken... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by suspected drunk driver

    February 14, 2015 11:09 AM

    CHAUVIN - According to Louisiana State Police, a Montegut man was killed when he was hit by a car while walking on the side of LA 58 in Terrebonne Parish. Troopers say Shane Authement, 28, was pronounced dead after he was hit by Ernie Driskill, 53, who was driving... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Delivery driver talks about seeing man under train check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man who was likely drunk fell asleep on train tracks near Tigerland and was hit by a train Friday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said the 20-year-old man was hit around 2:15 a.m. He suffered serious foot injuries as a result. ... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed Sunday night

    December 29, 2014 8:04 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE - State police say a Youngsville man was attempting to walk across U.S. Highway 90 in St. Martin Parish when he was hit by a small SUV. Master Trooper Brooks David says 48-year-old Brian Bearden was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced death Sunday night. David said the... more »
  • Police identify woman who died after being hit by car

    December 16, 2014 3:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by a car late Monday night. Maria Cunningham, 35, was walking in the middle of 72nd Avenue just before midnight when she was hit by Honda Accord being driven by an unidentified 23 year... more »
  • Car jumps curb, injuring 7

    December 11, 2014 2:15 AM

    NEW YORK - Police say a car jumped a curb in the Herald Square shopping district in midtown Manhattan, injuring seven people, including five pedestrians. It happened at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Authorities say the 34-year-old female driver and her male... more »
  • River Road work to make downtown pedestrian friendly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction along River Road has been a hassle for many drivers, but the end result will be a more pedestrian friendly downtown area for the Capital City. Construction has been ongoing downtown on the south side of Florida Boulevard along River Road as crews work to... more »
  • Child playing on tracks struck, killed by train

    November 10, 2014 1:57 AM

    SPANISH FORK, UT - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy reportedly playing on railroad track near his Utah home has died after being hit by a freight train. Police spokesman Lt. Matt Johnson says three young children were playing at the tracks in Spanish Fork late Sunday afternoon when freight train... more »
  • Pedestrian hit, killed Thursday morning

    September 4, 2014 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Louisiana State Police, a Winnfield man was killed in Baton Rouge Thursday morning when he was hit by a truck. Investigators say Robert M. Vines, 62, was trying to cross LA Hwy 73 at Floynell Dr. when he was hit by a truck driven... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by truck dies from injuries

    July 7, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a pickup truck when he attempted to cross Siegen Lane on early Friday morning has died from his injuries. Daniel Rivas of Baton Rouge was crossing Siegen Lane near Industriplex Blvd. at around 2:30 a.m. on July 4 when... more »
  • EBRSO ID pedestrian hit, killed on Hoo Shoo Too

    June 12, 2014 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified a pedestrian who was killed early Thursday morning. Deputies said 36-year-old Anthony Ray Robinson was found dead in a ditch on Hoo Shoo Too Rd. at 2:30 a.m. after a woman who may have hit him with her... more »
  • Child hit by Caddo school bus dies

    May 16, 2014 8:39 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus. Cpl. Marcus Hines says Brenden Houston was pronounced dead at University Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Hines says Houston was hit after he exited the Caddo Parish school bus. He says the driver,... more »
  • Police identify person killed by car

    May 5, 2014 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to police, a man is dead after he was hit by a car near LSU early Monday morning. Police responded to the accident on Nicholson Dr. around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found Carrei Johnson, 65, as well as the car that hit him.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed while walking on I-55

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM

    PONCHATOULA - State police say a 20-year-old Ponchatoula man has died after being hit by a pickup while walking on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Greg Marchand says Lavarius Grisby was pronounced dead by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office after the accident that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday... more »
  • Police identify women hit by vehicle, seriously injured

    February 12, 2014 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the two women seriously injured in a hit and run Tuesday evening. Amy Gibson and Christy Hasty, both of Denham Springs were rushed to an area hospital after the crash on South Magnolia, off Highway 19. Their conditions were described as very serious... more »
  • Two women hit by vehicle, seriously injured Tuesday night

    February 12, 2014 12:22 AM

    BAKER- Police spent Tuesday evening interviewing the driver of a vehicle that hit two women, severely injuring both of them. The women were rushed to an area hospital after the crash on South Magnolia, off Highway 19. Their conditions were described as very serious by first responders on the... more »
  • Pedestrian hit on Brightside dies

    January 15, 2014 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian early Wednesday morning. It happened in the 1400 block of Brightside around midnight. Brittney Griese, 21, was hit while walking on the side of the road. Police say the driver of the vehicle showed no signs... more »
  • Pedestrian hit in Walker critical

    December 11, 2013 6:56 AM

    WALKER - Walker police say a pedestrian remains in critical condition Tuesday after being hit by an SUV on the Interstate 12 east exit ramp at South Satsuma Road. Capt. John Sharp says 27-year-old Chad Wayne Cox, of Covington, was walking in the left lane of the ramp around 3:30... more »
  • Pedestrian critically injured in Walker

    December 10, 2013 9:21 AM

    WALKER - Police released the name of a Covington man they said was critically injured when he tried to cross I-12 near Walker Tuesday morning. Walker Police said Chad Wayne Cox, 27, was narrowly missed by an 18-wheeler before he was hit by an SUV around 3:30 a.m. The... more »
  • Name of pedestrian killed in Walker released

    December 4, 2013 7:14 AM

    WALKER, La. - State police say a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian north of Walker. Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sandifer says 30-year-old Tara M. Messina, of Denham Springs, who was dressed in dark clothing, was walking northbound along La.... more »
  • Authorities trying to ID woman hit, killed on highway

    December 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    WALKER- An unidentified woman was killed walking along Highway 447 near Arnold Road Tuesday evening. State Police said the woman was wearing dark clothing, stepped into traffic, and was hit by a large SUV driven by a 61-year-old woman. Investigators said the driver was unable to avoid hitting the... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run fatal crash

    August 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    SCHRIEVER - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run vehicle as she walked on the shoulder of La. Highway 20 in Terrebonne Parish. State police say the driver was later arrested after she returned to the scene to turn herself in. Trooper Evan Harrell says 40-year-old... more »
  • Hit and run kills pedestrian on Old Hammond Highway

    July 26, 2013 11:52 AM

    bATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that took the life of a pedestrian last night on Old Hammond Highway just west of Blvd D'Province. The suspect was traveling westbound on Old Hammond Hwy and drove around another vehicle that was trying... more »
  • 24-year-old pedestrian killed in Zachary

    July 14, 2013 11:28 AM

    ZACHARY, La. - A 24-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Hwy 67, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. It happened shortly after midnight Sunday on Hwy 67 north of Port Hudson-Pride Road. Britt Efferson of Central was walking along Hwy 67 when... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Livingston Parish

    June 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    WATSON, La. - A Denham Springs resident was killed late Friday night after being struck by a vehicle on LA Hwy 1024 near Watson, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer. Sandifer says 37-year-old Bennie McInnis was walking eastbound in the eastbound lane of Hwy 1024 when he... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after walking in front of car

    June 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State Police said tests are pending to see if a man was impaired when he walked in front of a vehicle in Assumption Parish last night and was killed. Troopers said James Miller, 59, of Napoleonville died after he was hit by an oncoming car on LA... more »
  • Teen dies in overnight hit-and-run crash

    February 11, 2013 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State police say a pedestrian was killed overnight when a vehicle struck him along Burbank Dr. It happened just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Burbank and Staring Lane. Troopers have identified the victim as 19-year-old Tyrone Davis of Baker. Troopers believe the... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 17, 2013 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit liability... more »
  • Troopers: person killed after walking into traffic

    January 3, 2013 10:23 PM

    ADDIS- A 36-year-old was killed after walking into traffic on LA 1 Thursday night. State Police said Emmanuelle Stewart was hit by a car near the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish line. "Stewart was attempting to cross LA 1 when he walked directly into the vehicle's path," a State... more »
  • One dead in car vs. pedestrian wreck

    January 3, 2013 7:29 PM

    ***THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED, CLICK HERE ADDIS - State Police confirmed one person died in a wreck involving a pedestrian this evening in West Baton Rouge. A State Police spokesperson said the deadly wreck happened on La. 1 near the border between West Baton Rouge and Iberville... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed west of Port Allen

    December 21, 2012 8:46 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say a 57-year-old Plaquemine man has died of injuries after being struck by a pickup on U.S. Highway 190. The accident happened shortly after 1:45 a.m. Friday west of La. Highway 1145 in West Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers say Nathan C. Tobias, Jr.... more »
  • UPDATE: 69-year-old hit, killed on Hwy. 16

    December 19, 2012 7:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- State Police released the name of a man, killed on Hwy. 16 Wednesday night. Troopers said John L. Barker, 69, was hit and killed. The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. near Eastover Blvd. Eastover is between Petes Hwy. and Wax Rd. Investigators said Barker walked... more »
  • Tickfaw man killed in Tangipahoa accident

    December 7, 2012 3:31 PM

    PONCHATOULA - A pedestrian was killed in a late-night accident in Tangipahoa Parish. Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards said in a news release that the accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Rocco Van Berge of Tickfaw. The victim was standing in the southbound lane of... more »
  • Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    November 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Wilkins is expected to be arraigned sometime Tuesday... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • Police ID pedestrian killed on Greenwell Springs Rd.

    October 1, 2012 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man hit by a vehicle and killed last night while walking along a Baton Rouge road. According to Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with Baton Rouge Police, 24-year-old Reginald Davis died from injuries sustained in the crash along the 9800 block of... more »
  • Mandeville bicycle path nears completion

    September 24, 2012 10:13 AM

    MANDEVILLE - Officials say construction of a $1.8 million pedestrian and bike path along West Causeway Approach that will help connect the east and west sides of Mandeville should be completed in two to three weeks. Mayor Donald Villere says plans are in the works to improve traffic signals... more »
  • EPA to aid Baton Rouge's greening design

    September 14, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with Baton Rouge to help create more green spaces and trails to connect the LSU area to downtown. Baton Rouge was one of five cities selected for the EPA's Greening America's Capitals program. The others are Indianapolis, Des Moines,... more »
  • Pedestrian struck on Nicholson Drive

    August 17, 2012 7:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person is in the hospital this morning, after being struck by a vehicle early Friday. Police found the 21-year-old victim lying in the road in the 4400 block of Nicholson Drive, around 3:30 a.m. He is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries. His name... more »
  • Man struck by car expected to make full recovery

    July 5, 2012 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to a BRPD release, the man struck by a car this morning is expected to make a full recovery. Police say 24-year-old Thomas Hayes was crossing Florida Blvd. around 1 a.m. when he was hit by a Nissan Maxima driven by Ashley Phill, 18. ... more »
  • State police identify pedestrian killed Friday

    April 3, 2012 7:53 AM

    HAMMOND - State police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say 50-year-old Joan Walters of Ponchatoula stepped directly in the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite around 9 p.m. Impairment for the pedestrian is... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in crash in Tangipahoa Parish

    March 21, 2012 3:13 PM

    Tickfaw -An Independence woman is dead after being hit by a car in Tangipahoa Parish Wednesday morning. State Police say Kimberly Wright was attempting to cross LA 442 in Tickfaw, when she stepped into the path of a car, driven by Rebecca Powell. Wright died at the scene.... more »
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in West Baton Rouge

    January 20, 2012 7:16 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian is dead this morning after being struck on a main road in Port Allen. State Police say the accident happened on Bueche Road, north of Section Road just before 6:00 a.m. Friday. Troopers' investigation finds Brandon Gueho, 24, of Port Allen was... more »
  • BRPD: Man killed after running into traffic check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 2, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a killed this weekend after running out into traffic in Baton Rouge. According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely, 35-year-old Jorge Margorito ran into the middle of Airline Highway and was hit by a vehicle around 5:35 p.m. Dec. 31. EMS took... more »
  • Pedestrian killed after car crash

    October 22, 2011 10:13 AM

    A man is dead after a single car crash on Greenwell Springs Road. 63-year-old William Newsom was struck while walking accross the intersection of LA 37 and Frenchtown road around 7pm. According to Louisiana State Police, 45-year-old Connie Cutler was driving through a green light at the time... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Pointe Coupee Parish

    October 17, 2011 8:49 AM

    New Roads - A Pointe Coupee Parish man is dead after being hit by a car. It happened Sunday evening just after 7 p.m. on LA 10 near LA 420 in New Roads. State Police say 76 year-old Jimmy Herring was driving east on LA 10, when he... more »
  • Victim identified in pedestrian collision in Baton Rouge

    September 8, 2011 2:55 PM

    A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car overnight in Baton Rouge, has been identified. Police say Thach Nguyen stepped in front of a 1993 Geo Prism just after midnight in the 9100 block of South Choctaw. Nguyen was taken to the hospital, where he died.... more »
  • Man hit by car, suffers life-threatening injuries

    September 8, 2011 2:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man is hospitalized after police say he was hit by a car. It happened just after midnight Thursday in the 9200 block of South Choctaw Drive. According to Joan Cage with the Baton Rouge Police Department, the man was found lying in the eastbound lane... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in I-20 crash

    August 21, 2011 9:43 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- A tractor trailer crash involving two pedestrians on Interstate 20 claimed the life of 25-year-old man from Shreveport. Police said 22-year-old Nicholas Johnson of Ruston was on the westbound shoulder of I-20 with a flat tire and his friend, Brandon Hewitt, who came to help. While... more »
  • Driver hits pedestrian with vehicle, flees the scene

    June 9, 2011 6:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the person who hit a pedestrian with a vehicle and fled the scene. It happened around 4:35 a.m. Thursday in the 5600 block of Plank Road. A passerby called police to report the incident. When officers arrived, they found a 46-year-old... more »
  • Foot, bicycle traffic banned on levees in EBR, Port Allen

    May 12, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The levees in Baton Rouge and Port Allen have been big draws for people who want to see the historic levels of the Mississippi River. But today, only police will be on the levee. Levees on both sides of the river will be closed to all... more »
  • Pedestrian hospitalized after hit-and-run

    March 26, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car. It happened in the 1100 block of I-110 over Hollywood Street after 1 a.m. Saturday. According to police, an oncoming car hit the victim as he was trying to get out of his... more »
  • Driver arrested for DWI after pedestrian struck, killed

    March 22, 2011 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one person in suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a man was hit by a vehicle and killed today in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested Donald Anderson after the crash on the 2600 block of Scenic Highway around 6:45 a.m. ... more »
  • Deputies: Truck driver was drunk when he ran over pedestrian

    March 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    PORT ALLEN- A truck driver who investigators say ran over and killed a Texas man this morning is also accused of driving drunk. Kenneth Farve was arrested in suspicion of DWI and negligent vehicular homicide. WBR Parish Sheriff's deputies say he blew a .112 on a breath test, which... more »
  • Pedestrian killed while crossing La. Hwy 73 identified

    March 14, 2011 2:49 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - A Marrero man was killed Sunday night in Ascension Parish after being hit by a van on Louisiana Highway 73, State Police said. Brandon Rome, 25, was crossing the highway near its intersection with Louisiana Highway 74, the Advocate reported. Trooper Russell Graham II said a... more »
  • Pedestrian killed crossing LA 73

    March 14, 2011 4:54 AM

    ASCENSION- A pedestrian was hit and killed Sunday evening on LA 73 near LA 74 in Ascension Parish. Troopers say a white male was crossing LA 73 when he was struck by a van in the northbound lane. The man was pronounced dead on the scene by the Ascension... more »
  • Man arrested in '09 fatal hit and run

    January 26, 2011 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After almost two years of investigation, police arrested a man today for a hit and run collision that killed a pedestrian in 2009. Police said 42-year-old Arthur Hudson hit John Artinian on Constitution Avenue as Artinian and a friend were walking on the sidewalk on Sept. 26,... more »

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