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  • Police: 5-year-old struck, killed while crossing street Wednesday

    September 21, 2017 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a young child was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Wednesday. According to the Denham Springs Police Department, 5-year-old Malachai Rushing had just gotten food from an ice cream truck when he tried to cross Maryland Street. Police say Rushing stepped... more »
  • Man booked with 4th DWI after overnight crash

    September 17, 2017 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested on his fourth DWI charge after an overnight crash on Florida Boulevard. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 28-year-old Jesus Cortes crashed his into two other vehicles in front of Club Revolution on Florida Boulevard around 1:40 a.m. Sunday. Police... more »
  • BRPD seeking vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run on Florida Boulevard

    August 30, 2017 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are seeking a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to police, the crash occurred July 21 in the 15900 block of Florida Boulevard. Police say 42-year-old Alisha Thomas was walking on the edge of the inside lane... more »
  • Driver jumps out of vehicle, dodges oncoming train in Plaquemine

    August 24, 2017 5:09 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities say a person jumped out of their vehicle before it collided with an oncoming train Thursday. According to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred in the 58000 block of Bayou Road. Sheriff Brett Stassi tells WBRZ that the driver managed to get out of... more »
  • State trooper suspended after deadly Pointe Coupee crash

    August 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    LOTTIE - Louisiana State Police has confirmed to WBRZ that a trooper was suspended for 14 weeks after he was involved in a deadly crash in Pointe Coupee Parish. According to a report from the Advocate , trooper Christopher R. Kelley's suspension began Monday due to his involvement in... more »
  • Two school buses collide at Woodlawn Middle; No injuries reported

    August 16, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say two school buses loaded with students collided at an area middle school Wednesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, two buses carrying students from Woodlawn Middle were involved in a crash at the school around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Overturned sewage truck closes Highway 74 in Ascension Parish

    August 16, 2017 3:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Authorities say an overturned sewage truck caused blockage on Highway 74 in Ascension Parish Wednesday. The crash occurred on Highway 74 between Bluff Road and Highway 30 around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was taken from the scene with non life-threatening... more »
  • Florida man wrecks liquor store, blames it on caterpillar

    August 14, 2017 1:56 PM

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" ordered him to attack the site. Crestview police said in a post on Facebook that Matthew Horace Jones is accused of breaking... more »
  • Two injured in crash involving ATV

    August 3, 2017 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a crash involving an ATV and another vehicle that sent two people to the hospital. BRPD officers responded to the scene on Jones and Fairchild Streets around 7:15 p.m. According to investigators, two people riding on the ATV were injured after they... more »
  • Early morning accident leaves hundreds without power Play Video

    July 31, 2017 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews with Entergy are working to restore power in parts of the Melrose East area of Baton Rouge after an accident early Monday morning. The accident happened just after 4a.m. in the 6700 block of Harry Dr. near N. Carrollton. At least one power pole was... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy hurt in Plaquemine crash involving ambulance

    July 25, 2017 7:04 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy was hurt in a crash involving the officer's vehicle and an ambulance as both were responding to the same call Tuesday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, the deputy crashed into the Acadian ambulance on Highway 75 near Stassi Road around 5:30... more »
  • Walker woman killed in crash on LA 449

    July 24, 2017 10:51 PM

    WALKER - Police say a 67-year-old woman was killed in a Livingston Parish crash Monday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers reported to the crash at the intersection of LA 449 and Varnodo Road in Walker around 2 p.m. Monday. Police say Deborah Cantrell of Walker was... more »
  • Coal train derailment prompts boil advisory in Caddo Parish Play Video

    July 22, 2017 9:39 PM

    VIVIAN - Authorities have spent Saturday trying clean up a train derailment after after a coal train jumped the tracks with about 30 cars in tow. The train company says the 30 cars derailed in Caddo Parish around 1 a.m. Saturday. Coal ended up spilling out near the... more »
  • LSP: 22-year-old ejected from vehicle in deadly Lafayette Parish crash

    July 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE PARISH - Police say an unrestrained driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on LA 339 early Sunday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, 22-year-old Cody Morgan of Baldwin was traveling southbound on LA 339 at the time of the crash. Morgan was near Chemin Agreable Road when... more »
  • CATS bus involved in crash on Airline Highway Friday

    July 14, 2017 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities responded to a crash involving a CATS bus Friday morning. Dispatchers warned medical crews there could be as many as six patients. Police, fire and EMS were sent to the crash scene around 11 o'clock. The wreck happened at the corner of Airline Highway... more »
  • Police: Zachary man arrested for 5th DWI following crash in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for his fifth DWI offense after he crashed into a ditch near LA 423 Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 28-year-old Curtis Loftin of Zachary was arrested following the crash on Brownsfield Drive. Police say Loftin was driving northbound on Brownsfields... more »
  • Multiple crashes cause delays on I-10 East

    June 17, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes have reopened on I-10 East near the Acadian Thruway following an accident involving an 18-wheeler Saturday. According to DOTD, the crash blocked the right and center lanes of the interstate. All lanes have since reopened. A second accident was reported near LA 415(Lobdell),... more »
  • Report: NOPD investigating deadly crash involving ATV, dirt bikes

    June 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving an ATV and two dirt bikes on Chef Menteur Highway that occurred Monday night. According to police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Majestic Oaks Drive.... more »
  • Man arrested for vehicular homicide after deadly crash on US 90

    June 11, 2017 9:54 PM

    ST. MARY PARISH - Police have arrested a man following a crash that left one dead on US 90 Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 24-year-old Thaiim Guilbeau was arrested for vehicular homicide after the crash that claimed the life of his passenger, 28-year-old Clarence Verrett Jr. Police... more »
  • Lane closure on I-10 West due to accident

    June 5, 2017 3:04 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One lane has been closed on I-10 West due to an accident Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation says the left lane is blocked past LA 73 due to the accident. Traffic is continuing to pass through the right lane, but congestion from the incident has reached... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    June 3, 2017 5:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana State Police say impairment is believed to be a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a Holden man early Saturday morning. According to police, 57-year-old Ernest Miller was traveling southbound on LA 441 in a GMC Sierra shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday... more »
  • I-12 West reopens at Satsuma after vehicle recovery

    May 30, 2017 4:15 PM

    SATSUMA - Part of I-12 was shut down Tuesday due to an 18-wheeler that appears to be blocking the roadway. The closure was reported after a truck became stuck in the roadway around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Crews removed the truck, which was blocking traffic on I-12 west near Satsuma.... more »
  • Several injured after plane hits truck on LAX Airport runway

    May 20, 2017 7:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities say an Aeromexico flight clipped an airport utility truck while taxiing after landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Saturday the plane clipped the service truck, causing it to overturn. Pedregon says no one on the plane was injured. He says... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in Livingston Parish crash

    May 14, 2017 10:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police say a man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on LA 16 Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, 66-year-old Donald McNair of Prairieville was traveling eastbound on Highway 16 around noon when he lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. McNair slid... more »
  • Lane closure causes delays on I-12 East near Livingston

    May 14, 2017 5:31 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All lanes I-12 have repoened near the Livingston exit after an accident. After initially closing both lanes, authorities have now reopened all lanes to traffic. Congestion from this incident is now minimal. Keep up with all Baton Rouge area traffic with WBRZ's advanced traffic tracking... more »
  • Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash on Siegen Lane Play Video

    May 10, 2017 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle on Siegen Lane Wednesday night. The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Siegen Lane near Airline Highway. Sources say the crash occurred when a motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle. The driver was reportedly ejected... more »
  • Government Street reopens after overturned car removed Play Video

    May 10, 2017 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Parts of Government Street were closed Wednesday morning as crews worked to clear an overturned vehicle. The crash happened near the intersection of Government Street and South 10 th Street. Baton Rouge Police and firefighters responded to the scene. Police say injuries do not appear to... more »
  • LSP: 16-year-old driver killed after crashing into cow on LA 363

    May 2, 2017 2:00 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - Police say a teenage girl was killed after she crashed into a cow on LA 363 Monday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 16-year-old Adrian Johnson was involved in the crash on Highway 363 around 9 p.m. Police say Johnson was traveling south on... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly head-on crash on Airline Highway Play Video

    May 1, 2017 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person is dead after a head-on crash on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge Monday morning. The crash happened after 9 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Airline Highway and St. Katherine Ave. Baton Rouge Police say 52-year-old Deborah Cobb was traveling southbound... more »
  • 2-year-old hospitalized following crash on Hwy. 19

    April 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 2-year-old is among those transferred to the hospital following a crash on Hwy. 19. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, the crash happened on Hwy. 19 near Thomas Road. BRPD officials say a 2-year-old female inside one of the vehicles was transferred to... more »
  • Details released of deadly, fiery crash on I-10 Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN – State Police released new information about a chain-reaction crash that left a central Louisiana man dead, killed when his small car was crushed by two 18-wheelers and engulfed in flames Wednesday. Ronald Allen, 26, of Alexandria, was killed. Allen's car was rear-ended by a semi then... more »
  • 21-year-old killed after truck overturns in Terrebonne Parish

    April 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Police say a Houma man was killed Wednesday morning when his vehicle rolled into a ditch. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Vahli Boulevard, south of Savanne Road. Police say 21-year-old Nicholaus Braud failed to negotiate a turn and drove... more »
  • One dead after car catches fire in Florida Blvd. crash

    April 17, 2017 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one person was killed and a second person hurt in an early morning crash on Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Monday. According to Baton Rouge Police, the two-vehicle crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Florida Blvd. Crash investigators say... more »
  • Two hurt in crash on I-110 near Evangeline Street

    April 17, 2017 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were hurt in a crash on I-110 near the Evangeline Street Exit Monday morning. The crash happened before 9:15 a.m. Monday morning and closed two leftl lanes for more than an hour. Sources tell WBRZ that one person is in “very... more »
  • Coroner: 35-year-old man dead in River Road crash

    April 13, 2017 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person died in a single vehicle crash on River Road Thursday morning. The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office identified the victim as 35-year-old William Lacroix. According to the coroner's office, Lacroix died from multisystem trauma caused by the crash. Baton Rouge Police responded... more »
  • Crash causing major backup near I-10/I-12 split

    April 8, 2017 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A late-night crash on I-10 has backed up traffic past the 10/12 split. The accident happened near the College Dr. exit of westbound I-10 just before 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials have not released any information on how many cars were involved in the crash... more »
  • Passenger ejected, driver injured in Denham Springs crash

    April 7, 2017 8:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - One person was ejected from a vehicle after a crash in Denham Springs. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Lockhart Road near Magnolia Blvd. Officials say the vehicle veered right for unknown reasons and drove into... more »
  • Reports of baby, others trapped in a series of overnight wrecks on I-10

    April 2, 2017 8:41 AM

    WHISKEY BAY – Numerous wrecks closed a stretch of I-10 through Iberville Parish and required emergency care for several people overnight. Dispatchers sent ground ambulances, a medical helicopter and numerous police to wrecks on I-10 West near Whiskey Bay around four Sunday morning. For about two hours, authorities worked... more »
  • 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 »

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