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  • One killed, three hurt in St. Francisville wreck

    March 24, 2017 5:44 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – State Police said a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 61 left one person dead and others injured. Four vehicles were involved in the crash that happened around 2:30 Friday afternoon. The wreck happened near Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church just north of the Myrtles Plantation. State... more »
  • Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery and car wreck

    March 20, 2017 5:49 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a woman when she tried to rob a bar. Barbara Boyd, manager at Linda's Lounge in Lake Charles, says the woman came in early Saturday, carrying what appeared to be a rifle and demanded money. When the... more »
  • Four hospitalized after crash that closed I-10 on the westside

    March 15, 2017 6:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Four people were hospitalized after a crash that closed eastbound lanes of I-10 outside Port Allen Wednesday. WBRZ's advanced traffic-tracking technology showed significant slowdowns in the area. The traffic was part of region-wide gridlock Wednesday. > CLICK HERE to see live traffic flow The... more »
  • One dead following motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish

    March 14, 2017 4:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Deputies are investigating a deadly crash that pinned a motorcyclist under a truck near Albany Tuesday afternoon. The preliminary investigation suggests the motorcycle driver was attempting to pass a vehicle when he crashed into another turning vehicle. Sources say the motorcycle slid under the truck, pinning... more »
  • Bicyclist struck by school bus on Florida Blvd

    March 14, 2017 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say a bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was struck by a school bus Tuesday morning. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. near the intersection of North Foster Drive and Florida Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police the bicyclist was transported from the... more »
  • Bad crash slows traffic on I-12 Eastbound Saturday morning

    March 11, 2017 8:58 AM

    LIVINGSTON - There were heavy delays on I-12 Saturday morning due to a wreck in an eastbound lane near Exit 22. Speciffic information about the wreck has not been released, but sources said one person was trapped in a vehicle. Sources also said ground units and an emergency helicopter... more »
  • Heavy delays through Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2017 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple reported accidents are causing delays on the interstate system inside Baton Rouge Friday afternoon. An accident just before the Dalrymple Exit on I-10 west has caused congestion to the I-10/12 split. Eastbound, a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge is causing delays past Hwy 415.... more »
  • 18-year-old killed in deadly motorcycle crash on LA 940

    March 8, 2017 7:31 PM

    GONZALES - Louisiana State troopers are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that killed an 18-year-old Wednesday. According to state police, Aiden Womack of Gonzales was killed following a crash on LA 940. State Police say that Womack was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on the interstate when 72-year-old Hazel... more »
  • PHOTOS: As school dismissed, major intersection closed due to overturned truck

    March 8, 2017 3:37 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies asked people to avoid the area around the Highway 73/Highway 74 intersection Wednesday afternoon. An 18-wheeler flipped at the intersection. The crash blocked traffic around the time nearby Dutchtown High School was dismissing. Witnesses told WBRZ, the truck just toppled over. ... more »
  • Jaws of Life rescue equipment used to cut driver from mangled wreck Sunday

    March 5, 2017 10:38 AM

    CENTRAL - The driver and sole occupant of a vehicle had to be cut from the mangled wreckage after their vehicle crashed on Sullivan Road Sunday morning. Firefighters said the driver flipped multiple times at the intersection with Lovett Road around 8 a.m. Rescue tools like the Jaws of... more »
  • Series of wrecks near high school in Ascension Thursday Play Video

    March 2, 2017 1:29 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – A series of wrecks injured at least two people in Ascension Parish around lunchtime Thursday. The wrecks were along Highway 73 near Dutchtown High and the parish library. Specific information about what happened has not been released. A WBRZ viewer shared video on his Facebook page... more »
  • No classes for funeral after teen killed in weekend crash

    February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

    NEW ROADS – False River Academy in New Roads will cancel classes Wednesday to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of a senior student. Louisiana State Police say 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau was killed while traveling southbound on LA 417 early Sunday morning. Troopers say he was not... more »
  • Crash involving deputy on motorcycle reported on Airline Highway

    February 17, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle patrolman crashed on Airline Highway near Highland Road around lunchtime Friday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy on the motorcycle was not hurt. The crash happened at the corner of Airline and Thad Cain Lane.... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Gibson woman ejected from vehicle in deadly crash

    February 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    GIBSON- A woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish Monday afternoon. According to Louisina State Police, 46-year-old Amy MacDougall was traveling east on North Bayou Black Drive when she entered a curve on the roadway. MacDougall tried to steer with the curve... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter 'stable but critical' after ATV crash in Tangipahoa

    February 6, 2017 9:06 AM

    KENTWOOD – Jaimie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter is in ‘stable but critical’ condition after being airlifted from an ATV crash Sunday, according to TMZ. Sources tell TMZ that Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was involved in a hunting expedition in Kentwood when she fell off a Polaris ATV when it flipped... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Woman killed in Airline Highway wreck

    January 31, 2017 10:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - According to Louisiana State Police, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a single vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Tonya Gary of Baton Rouge. LSP said Gary walked in front of a 2016 Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Overturned semi snarls traffic on I-10; lane reopened

    December 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    GRAMERCY – A box truck overturned and blocked traffic for hours between LaPlace and Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Delays reached about two miles, although drivers were slowing around LaPlace. A picture posted to the State Police Facebook page showed the semi on its side, blocking at least one... 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 »
  • Crash prompts I-10 closure Thursday morning

    November 24, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday wasn't immune to traffic troubles; I-10 closed for a portion of the morning after a crash near Ward Creek. People reported on traffic apps there was a wreck on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound wreck was more severe - causing a... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    November 18, 2016 10:28 AM

    POINTE COUPEE – State Police say one man is dead after his motorcycle ran off the road and struck a mailbox in Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. on LA 1 south of LA 978 in Pointe Coupee Parish.... more »
  • Tour bus crash in California kills 13, hurts 31

    October 23, 2016 3:04 PM

    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Authorities say 13 people died when a tour bus rear-ended a semi-truck on a California highway. California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele says the early Sunday crash just north of Palm Springs injured an additional 31 people. He says the USA Holiday tour... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    October 22, 2016 3:39 PM

    WATSON – State Police say one man is dead and a woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after a two-car crash on LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. on LA Hwy 16 north of LA Hwy 1019. According... more »
  • Pickup crushed by logs from overturned log truck

    October 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    ZACHARY - People were taken by ambulance after a log truck overturned and spilled its load of logs on top of a pickup. The crash happened on US 61 at Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd. Pictures provided by authorities showed the semi on its side and logs strewn about the... more »
  • Accident involving car and motorcycle causes delays on I-12 East at Millerville

    September 13, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-12 East at Millerville are open following a car and motorcycle accident that has caused traffic delays. The accident happened on I-12 East near Millerville Road on Tuesday just before 4 p.m. According to EMS, one person has been transported from the scene, however... more »
  • Man killed in Ascension Friday night crash

    September 10, 2016 10:22 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A 43-year-old man died after being thrown from his truck during a crash Friday night. The wreck happened at the intersection of US 61 and LA 73 around 9 p.m. State Police said Robert Edwards, Gonzales, was driving a larger pickup behind a sedan when he ran... more »
  • No injuries reported after school bus rear-ended in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    WALKER - Only bumps and bruises were reported after a school bus was hit from behind on Tuesday morning. Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel said the bus had dropped high school students off and was bound for North Corbin Junior High in Walker when it was struck from... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash on LA 10 in Franklinton

    August 6, 2016 7:51 PM

    FRANKLINTON – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a crash on LA 10 in Franklinton, La. Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 10 west of LA 439 after 11 a.m. Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Earniesha Lott was driving eastbound on LA... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... more »
  • Pickup and semi collision slowed I-10 Monday

    August 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Eastbound delays on I-10 stretched back into East Baton Rouge following a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish just before lunch Monday. A pickup and semi appear to have side-swiped, sending the pickup into the tree line along I-10 just east of Highway 73. Emergency crews closed one... more »
  • 4 injured after truck overturns carriage in French Quarter

    July 30, 2016 11:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A mule-drawn carriage was struck and overturned by a truck in New Orleans Saturday evening. According to WWLTV in New Orleans, the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 600 block of St. Peter Street. Three adults and one minor were injured and transported to a... more »
  • Car drives off bridge into canal on Greenwell Street

    July 16, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a car drove off of a bridge into a canal early Saturday morning in the 4700 block of Greenwell Street in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash happened after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators say the driver was heading west on a... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on Scenic Hwy

    July 15, 2016 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Scenic Highway Friday morning. Authorities said the 60-year-old motorcyclist happened Friday morning at around 6:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Scenic Highway when the man was hit by a Ford pickup truck that... more »
  • Woman rescued after nine hours in flipped and flooded SUV

    July 12, 2016 1:53 PM

    ROBERT - A woman spent the night in water up to her neck after she crashed her SUV in Tangipahoa Parish. First responders said the woman contacted them at around 10:30 p.m. after the wreck happened on Monday night, according to WWL-TV . Her SUV flipped over a bridge... more »
  • Florida officials investigating fiery crash that left 4 dead

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE - Authorities were investigating Sunday what caused a driver of a decades-old school bus to run a flashing red light and collide with a tractor-trailer causing both to burst into flames killing four people and injuring 25 others. Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel said Saturday that speed was not... more »
  • Car fire closes I-12 overnight

    July 3, 2016 12:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - I-12 closed overnight as authorities worked a crash where a vehicle caught on fire. Sunday morning, ActionNews17 reported on its Facebook page what appeared to be a van burst into flames. I-12 was closed for a portion of the night as Livingston Fire District 5, Walker... more »
  • Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

    July 1, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in 2015. That's makes last year the deadliest driving year since... more »
  • 1 critically injured motorcycle wreck

    July 1, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A motorcycle wreck sent one person to the hospital and left behind heavy delays on the interstate Thursday night. The wreck happened on I-10 Westbound near Citiplace just before 10 p.m. According to EMS, one person was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Authorities couldn't comment on... more »
  • Vehicle overturns after hit-and-run causing I-12 West delays

    June 30, 2016 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned vehicle on I-12 West at O’Neal Lane is causing heavy Thursday morning commute delays. At 8:30 a.m., the closed right lane reopened, leaving the center and left lanes blocked. Congestion related to the crash had stretched to Juban Road by that time. Baton... more »
  • State police: Toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    June 27, 2016 9:31 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of... more »
  • Boater pulled from Tickfaw River after accident in Livingston Parish

    June 25, 2016 11:24 PM

    KILLIAN - First responders say one person was injured and another boater was pulled from the Tickfaw River after a boat struck a tree in Livingston Parish Saturday night. The incident happened near Highway 22 and Tin Lizzy's Marina along the Tickfaw River around 10 p.m. Saturday. Sources tell... more »
  • All lanes back open after wreck closes I-10 East at Grosse Tete

    June 24, 2016 2:50 PM

    GROSSE TETE - All lanes of I-10 East are back open after they were closed by a wreck near Grosse Tete on Friday afternoon. Lane closures were in effect for more than 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the accident from lanes of travel. A seven mile... more »
  • Man dies after being ejected from car in Livingston Parish crash

    June 20, 2016 11:54 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - State Police say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish on LA 1037 south of LA 42 that took the life of the driver Sunday night. 57-year-old Brian Leonard, of Galliano, was killed just before 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Troopers. State Police said... more »
  • State police working accident at I-10 Grosse Tete exit

    June 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    GROSSE TETE – State Police are working a traffic accident on I-10 west by the Grosse Tete exit near the Atchafalaya River Basin Bridge Sunday afternoon. Around 5:28 p.m., the left of lane of I-10 West was blocked due to an accident. Traffic passed through the right lane but... more »
  • Bus passengers uninjured, truck driver transported after crash on I-10

    June 17, 2016 10:43 PM

    GROSSE TETE - 44 bus passengers were uninjured in a crash on I-10 east near Grosse Tete Friday night, but the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in the accident was transported to the hospital. #WATCH Scene after crash involving bus, 18-wheeler. Truck driver was transported https://t.co/Sli6Z0Dxvd @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Xl6ohxZ6rC... more »
  • Overturned 18-wheeler closes Highland Road at Gardere

    June 14, 2016 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Road at Gardere Lane remains blocked after an 18-wheeler overturned and began to leak its cargo onto the roadway. The road is closed to traffic between Staring Lane and Gardere Lane. BRFD hazmat crews are still on the scene, but city-parish officials are advising... more »
  • New Orleans police officer succumbs to injuries

    June 7, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer injured in a weekend traffic collision has died. The department in a news release said 11-year veteran Natasha Hunter died Tuesday. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the 32-year-old officer was a "dedicated public servant who loved her family, her job... more »
  • Ex-astronaut free on bond after arrest in wreck

    June 7, 2016 12:25 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A former astronaut is free on bond after being charged with murder in a wreck that killed two girls in Alabama. A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Andy Norris, says 59-year-old James Halsell Jr. of Huntsville is free on $150,000 bond. Norris... more »
  • One injured after SUV flips over on Staring Lane

    June 5, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say one person was injured after a vehicle flipped over on Staring Lane Sunday afternoon. The wreck happened on Starring Lane near Essen Lane around 2 p.m. Sunday. Pictures from a WBRZ News 2 viewer show Baton Rouge Police on the scene and crews... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »

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