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  • Vehicle upside down after hitting I-12 mowing operation, city reports

    May 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public works crews are investigating the possibility a person driving westbound on I-12 Wednesday somehow crashed into a mowing crew working on the side of the interstate. The impact flipped the private vehicle, which was seen upside down on state traffic cameras just before the Millerville... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 20-years for driver in death of Carnival float driver

    May 11, 2016 11:22 AM

    GRETNA - A Gretna man received a 20-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving accident that killed a Westwego man. A Jefferson Parish District Attorney's news release said the sentence was handed down Tuesday for 56-year-old Michael Burrle. Burrle had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. The victim was 53-year-old Don Dauzat.... 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 »
  • Houma woman, 34, dies in Saturday accident

    May 8, 2016 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - State police are investigating a traffic accident that killed a 34-year-old Houma woman. Saturday's accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Troopers say Tekel Coleman was driving south on Louisiana Highway 24. Her car ran off the road, entered a small ditch and struck a concrete driveway. Coleman's vehicle... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Wrecks lead to Friday commute delays

    April 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA DOTD reported a pair of accidents as the 5 o'clock hour approached on Friday. A three mile delay was expected in connection with a wreck that closed the left lane of I-10 East at the Highland Road exit. Traffic was passing through in the right... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Unusual wreck closes I-10 in Lafayette

    April 12, 2016 4:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An unusual mishap closed lanes of I-10 here Tuesday. A mobile home being towed by a truck overturned. Pictures shared with WBRZ showed the home had tipped onto its side. Lafayette-area news outlets said the interstate was going to shutdown westbound near I-49 while crews put... more »
  • Overturned vehicle blocks lanes on I-12 in Livingston

    April 8, 2016 4:34 PM

    SATSUMA - Eastbound lanes of I-12 slowed because of an overturned pickup truck Friday afternoon. The truck was flipped on its side, facing on-coming traffic. It was not immediately clear what hapened or if anyone was injured. DOTD has not issued a traffic alert about the situation as... 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 »
  • Accident, stalled semi-truck causes massive congestion on I-10 West

    March 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say an accident and stalled semi-truck caused serious congestion on I-10 West in Baton Rouge Sunday. As of 6:17 p.m., the right lane was blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic was passing through the left... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Car flips into bayou along I-110 Wednesday evening

    March 9, 2016 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic slowed as emergency crews worked a crash where a vehicle drove into a bayou along I-110 Wednesday evening. Crews were dispatched to the wreck off I-110 between Harding and Airline Highway shortly after 5:30. The car flipped into Monte Sano Bayou. Police said... more »
  • LSP: 1 dead after wreck involving tow truck in Iberville Parish

    March 9, 2016 1:20 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - State Police reported a crash in Iberville Parish that left one dead after a car ran a stop sign and was hit by a tow truck. Troopers identified the victim of the wreck as 19-year-old Orthello Batiste, of White Castle. State Police say the crash... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man arrested for causing December train crash in Gonzales

    February 24, 2016 12:17 PM

    GONZALES - Police say they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of causing a train collision in Gonzales back in December. 39-year-old Harry White was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless operation after he was arrested on Monday. According to Gonzales PD, White was traveling... more »
  • State Police suspect a driver left the scene of a multi-car crash where man died

    February 22, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police are looking for one of three vehicles involved in a crash where a pedestrian was killed on Airline Highway south of Jefferson Highway Sunday night. Jerome Foreman, 88, of Kenner was hit as he walked into traffic. In a press release from authorities, it... more »
  • State Trooper pulls pair of women from burning car on Causeway

    February 19, 2016 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - A Louisiana State Police Trooper pulled two women from a burning car on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. The incident shut down the southbound lanes of the span for roughly an hour and a half Friday afternoon. A spokesperson with the... more »
  • Wednesday morning rush plagued with traffic problems

    February 17, 2016 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Wednesday commute got off to a slow start as wrecks on both sides of I-10 forced traffic to a crawl. First, I-10 West was closed after a multi-vehicle accident shut down the interstate over the Mississippi River for a few minutes. Congestion quickly built and at... more »
  • Police identify pedestrian killed trying to cross Airline Hwy Tuesday night

    February 16, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified a pedestrian who was killed Tuesday night as she attempted to cross Airline Highway north of Florida Boulevard. 43-year-old Melissa Arlt, of Angie, Louisiana, was pronounced dead at the scene by the EBR coroner at around 7 p.m. in the 8300... more »
  • Vehicle recovery operations close 1 lane of I-10 East near Gonzales

    February 15, 2016 5:36 PM

    GONZALES - The left lane of I-10 East past LA 30 near Gonzales is blocked as crews work to recover a vehicle from the median. Traffic is passing through in the right lane at this time with minimal congestion related to the accident. Rainy conditions could quickly cause... more »
  • Motorcyclist airlifted from scene of multi-vehicle Hwy 16 wreck

    February 10, 2016 4:23 PM

    WALKER - Police, EMS and AirMed are on the scene of a wreck involving a garbage truck and a motorcycle on Highway 16 in the Walker area. Police took to Facebook shortly after the crash Wednesday to tell residents to avoid the area on Highway 16 near South Point... more »
  • 1 injured in motorcycle crash on Highland Rd.

    February 10, 2016 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 1 person was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Baton Rouge. The accident happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Highland Rd. and Jean Lafitte Ave. According to State Police, the rider was transported with non-life threatening injuries and cited in the... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Car flips in parking lot Thursday night Play Video

    January 28, 2016 8:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies happened upon a strange occurrence Thursday night: an overturned vehicle in a parking lot. Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle reportedly smashed into the building. A WBRZ crew on the scene took pictures of the vehicle overturned near loading zone of the Academy on... more »
  • Driver, 2 passengers die after SUV hits tree

    January 17, 2016 4:17 PM

    PITKIN - Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed three people on Louisiana Highway 113. Spokesman Daniel "Scott" Moreau of the Louisiana State Police says troopers responded to the crash around 2 p.m. Saturday. He says the driver, 70-year-old Michael O. Perkins, lost control of his SUV and exited... more »
  • All lanes of I-10 East at Washington Street back open after earlier wreck

    January 16, 2016 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists out for a Saturday drive on I-10 East could see some early afternoon delays as jackknifed truck has resulted in lane closures at Washington Street. All lanes of the interstate were announced back open just before 1 p.m. Saturday after a wreck kept several lanes... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after I-55 crash

    January 16, 2016 12:45 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police say an Arkansas resident was killed and a man is in critical condition after a wreck involving three vehicles on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say the crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Mariam Williams, of Sherwood, Arkansas. Investigators say the crash... more »
  • 77-year-old man dies from injuries sustained in Friday morning wreck

    January 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a 77-year-old man died earlier Friday from injuries sustained during a traffic crash that happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Lobdell Blvd. John Schneller was driving a smaller hybrid vehicle when he tried to cross the southbound lane of North... more »
  • Big rig wreck closes I-110 North at Government

    January 10, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed one side of I-110 in Baton Rouge after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler Sunday night. The wreck happened on I-110 North at Government Street around 8 p.m. and involved the big rig and a second vehicle, according to Baton Rouge Police. Authorities... more »
  • Car flips on I-10 exit during sheriff's chase

    January 1, 2016 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a stolen vehicle flipped during a pursuit which ended on the College Drive exit of I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the people in the vehicle were suspected of stealing from the Walmart on Burbank, and... more »
  • LSP say Zachary woman killed in NYE crash

    January 1, 2016 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a Zachary woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a three-vehicle wreck overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers said 45-year-old Joycelyn Tennart died in the wreck on US 61 north of LA 64 around 8 p.m. LSP said... more »
  • Wreck on I-49 delays travel through Shreveport

    December 24, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities warned drivers about delays along I-49 near Shreveport after a wreck on Christmas Eve. KTBS reported the wreck involved multiple vehicles and happened just before 2 p.m. at the I-49 Terry Bradshaw / Inner Loop interchange. Police said one person was taken to the... more »
  • Hazmat crew on scene of Essen Lane lumber truck wreck

    December 23, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Fire Department hazardous materials unit and the St. George Fire Department are on the scene of an accident involving a lumber truck on Essen Lane. Two lanes of Essen were shut down headed toward the I-10 starting in the 5200 block. Traffic in... more »
  • Driver accused of sixth DWI after crash

    December 18, 2015 2:18 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a Thibodaux man faces his sixth charge of driving while intoxicated after a wreck this week. Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said 29-year-old Mitchell Carrere crashed into a ditch Thursday night around Carolina Avenue and Thompson Place in the Thibodaux city limits. Investigators said Zeringue... more »
  • Thousands lose power after crash Wednesday night

    December 16, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of people lost power Wednesday night when a car crashed destroyed transformers south of LSU. The wreck happened at the intersection of Nicholson and Lee between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Power lines were knocked over, covering the street and transformers fell and disconnected power from... more »
  • Semi mishap closes intersection Wednesday

    December 16, 2015 8:53 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - A truck hauling mulch tipped over and closed a busy intersection here Wednesday night. State Police shut down Greenwell Springs at Hooper Road shortly after 7 p.m. The semi's trailer ended up tipped over in a drainage ditch, shifting the entire truck. The cab was lopsided... more »
  • Police identify driver hit by train in Gonzales

    December 15, 2015 4:46 PM

    GONZALES - Police have identified the driver who was hospitalized after his truck was hit by a train in Gonzales Monday morning. Gonzales Police say 38-year-old Harry L. White of Baton Rouge was crossing the railroad tracks on Felix Street when his pickup truck was hit by an oncoming... more »
  • Hammond man killed in single vehicle crash in Tangipahoa

    December 13, 2015 3:45 PM

    HAMMOND – A Hammond man was killed after his truck overturned and crashed into a tree in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday, according to State Police. Louisiana State Police said 34-year-old David Neal Giacone was traveling southbound on LA 1065 when his pickup truck drove off the right side of the... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... more »
  • Driver charged with negligent homicide in cycling teen's death

    December 9, 2015 8:29 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police charged a Gonzales man with negligent homicide in the death of a Prairieville teen while the boy was riding his bike in Ascension Parish overnight. Troopers said 26-year-old Joshua Ashford faces both negligent homicide and speeding charges after the wreck which killed 14-year-old Brennan... more »
  • Ambulance knocked over during 911 call

    December 9, 2015 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders in Baton Rouge said an ambulance was hit and knocked on its side by another vehicle during a 911 call Wednesday. Baton Rouge EMS said two medics responded to the call near Scenic and Blount. While they were in the area their ambulance was... more »
  • Police cruiser involved in wreck

    December 8, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer's cruiser was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon that sent three people, including the officer, to an area hospital. A BRPD spokesperson said the wreck happened at Jassamine and Chippewa. Police said a vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with... more »
  • Sugarcane truck crashes into house in Assumption Parish

    December 4, 2015 2:38 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies are still trying to figure out what caused a sugarcane truck to crash into a house on Hwy 1 south of Napoleonville around noon Friday. Deputies said the wreck happened where Hwy 1 intersects with Hwy 400. While on the scene, deputies advised motorists who... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly I-10 big rig pileup

    December 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    RAMAH - State Police identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-10 as a Tennessee man whose 18-wheeler ran into the trailers of two other big rigs on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Investigators said 42-year-old Karl Lindberg of Crossville, Tenn. died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital... more »
  • Independence woman killed in crash

    December 1, 2015 2:19 PM

    ALBANY - State Police said a Livingston Parish woman died and another person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Investigators said 49-year-old Peggy Perry of Independence died when her pickup ran off the road and overturned. A passenger with her was moderately injured. LSP said the... more »
  • 2 hospitalized after wreck with underage drunk driver

    November 30, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an underage drunk driver sent two motorcyclists to the hospital with broken bones early Sunday morning. 20-year-old Joelle Stoker was booked on charges of failure to maintain control, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation and DWI. The accident happened on I-10 East near College... more »
  • BRPD patrolling for holiday traffic jams

    November 27, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will post additional rapid-response officers on the Baton Rouge interstate system this Sunday to quickly clear any wrecks or other incidents which could cause traffic jams during the post-holiday rush. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a similar effort last year worked more than 80... more »
  • 3 die in Plaquemines Parish vehicle fire after wreck

    November 26, 2015 1:36 PM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish said three people died in an early morning single vehicle crash after the car burst into flames. The wreck happened shortly before 2 a.m. in the 30400 block of Plaquemines Parish Hwy 11 in Port Sulphur. Deputies said the area of... more »
  • Kids have bumps, bruises after school bus wreck

    November 20, 2015 6:10 PM

    PORT VINCENT - State Police are investigating a wreck near Port Vincent involving a loaded school bus and a pickup truck Friday afternoon. State Police said the accident happened on LA 42 north of LA 16 in Livingston Parish. Police said the pickup truck tried to pass and struck... more »
  • Driver accused of fourth offense DWI in deadly Erwinville hit-and-run Play Video

    November 20, 2015 9:50 AM

    ERWINVILLE - A suspected drunk driver is facing charges of vehicular homicide and fourth offense DWI after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Erwinville that left the other driver dead Friday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on LA 620 at LA 983. Law enforcement identified the... more »
  • Passenger injured in Airline Hwy 18-wheeler wreck

    November 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say an 18-wheeler headed north on Airline Hwy near Goodwood ran off the road into a traffic signal pole early Wednesday morning. The crash happened at around 7 a.m., causing the pole to fall onto a nearby vehicle. Police said the only injury reported in... more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • 6 people injured, 2 critical in wreck near Addis

    November 12, 2015 2:43 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities say first responders are on the scene of a two vehicle crash near Addis. The accident happened near Hwy 1 at its intersection with Hwy 1148 in front of Dow Chemical. According to authorities, there are likely a total of six people in need of medical... more »

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