May 23, 2013 9:51 PM
GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night.
Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit.
"She lost... more »
May 21, 2013 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Family members tell News 2 an 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition after he stepped into traffic and was hit by a truck this weekend.
Michael Ester's father said his son is still in intensive care, and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain... more »
May 17, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a backhoe driver is to blame for a hit-and-run which sent a man to the hospital today in Baton Rouge.
It happened on Sennette Street near Thomas Delpit in old south Baton Rouge just before 2 p.m.
Witnesses told News 2 a man... more »
May 13, 2013 2:53 PM
SORRENTO - An 18-wheeler wreck shut down an intersection just off I-10 at Sorrento, according to emergency responders.
The wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of LA 77 and Hwy. 20 south of Sorrento.
According to the Sorrento Fire Department the truck was carrying topsoil and... more »
May 11, 2013 12:29 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - The head of the America's Cup planning effort says he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay. In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of... more »
May 8, 2013 11:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - A St. Francisville woman died in a wreck this morning in Baton Rouge, according to police.
Lt. Don Kelly said Jeane Peters, 85, tried to turn off of Old Hammond Highway at St. Regis when she narrowly missed one oncoming car and hit a second car.... more »
May 3, 2013 10:40 AM
GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence.
The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
April 29, 2013 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The mother of an 11-week-old baby and the man who tried to save her after a horrific crash reunited for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Rachel Deville and her family were traveling in Ascension Parish back in 1994 when they were rear-ended. On that... more »
April 24, 2013 6:21 PM
GROSSE TETE - State Police said a wreck which shut down a lane of traffic on I-10 East killed at least one person.
Trooper Jared Sandifer confirmed the wreck at mile marker 144 was a fatality. He did not have any more information about what caused it.
I-10... more »
April 23, 2013 9:33 PM
LIVINGSTON- Emergency responders worked two crash scenes involving horses on highways Tuesday night.
The first, on Hwy. 42 near Hwy. 63, killed a horse and injured the person driving a vehicle that was involved in the wreck.
Shortly after that incident, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies used social media... more »
April 17, 2013 4:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities reopened I-10 West this evening after a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge closed it for more than an hour.
The Department of Transportation and Development said several vehicles were involved, including multiple tractor trailers.
Traffic was diverted north at the I-10 and I-110... more »
April 11, 2013 10:49 AM
IRVING, Texas - State troopers say at least two are dead after a charter bus overturned along a North Texas highway. The crash happened Thursday just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Emergency workers are pulling passengers from emergency exits in the roof. Las Colinas Medical Center in... more »
April 10, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Parts of Airline Highway were closed Wednesday night after a Baton Rouge Police officer crashed.
Airline at Florida Blvd. was closed after the wreck.
Police said there were no serious injuries.
A WBRZ News 2 crew on the scene said it appears the police cruiser... more »
April 8, 2013 9:14 AM
RUSTON- State police say a Downsville man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle wreck. The accident happened Sunday morning on La. Highway 3072 at Highway 33 north of Ruston. Troopers say a 2012 Mack tractor trailer, driven by 61-year-old Lester Jordan, was westbound on Highway 3072 when it crossed... more »
April 4, 2013 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed I-110 North after a wreck this evening in Baton Rouge.
The wreck happened just past the Fuqua exit, according to DOTD. It also closed the inside lane on I-110 South.
Police directed traffic off at Fuqua. Traffic backed up in both directions from... more »
March 14, 2013 3:45 PM
GREENSBURG - State Police said a Mississippi driver wasn't wearing his seat belt when he was killed in a wreck this morning at the border between St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.
Troopers said James Ponder, 26, died at the scene of the wreck around 9 a.m. Thursday.
Investigators... more »
March 13, 2013 12:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies identified a Zachary man killed in a crash this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said Zachary Paul Mounce, 27, died after the wreck on East Flonacher Road around 6:35 a.m.
Hicks said Mounce left the road, hit... more »
March 11, 2013 10:29 AM
RAYNE - State police are investigating a three vehicle crash on La. Highway 95 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Eunice man. The accident happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. Troopers say 28-year-old Gerardo Robles of Church Point was driving a truck south on Highway 95 and... more »
March 6, 2013 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police closed a portion of Highland Road in southern Baton Rouge after an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous chemical turned over.
Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson Curt Monte said the driver tried to turn onto Highland from Gardere, but took it too sharp and the truck went into... more »
February 28, 2013 4:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge motorcycle officer wrecked after a piece of asphalt struck him today.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officer had minor injuries after the single-vehicle wreck at Nicholson and Campus Drive.
McKneely said they believe a piece of asphalt bounced off the... more »
February 18, 2013 3:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Police identified a man killed today in a wreck on I-12 near Juban Road in Livingston Parish.
Denham Springs Police said Melvin Beecham, 37, of Baton Rouge died at the scene of the wreck, which happened just after midnight.
Investigators said Beecham was driving a... more »
February 14, 2013 2:56 PM
MARINGOUIN - A driver employed by the Iberville Parish School Board worked overnight at the parish sheriff's office before wrecking a bus with more than dozen students on it this morning, according to the deputies.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the bus driver is an overnight dispatcher for... more »
February 12, 2013 1:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a driver suffered a heart attack and died today, causing a four-vehicle crash in Baton Rouge.
It happened in the 5000 block of Essen just before noon. Four pickups were involved, and only one other person was injured.
Police said they believe the... more »
February 9, 2013 8:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A nasty wreck involving a truck knocked out power to a small area near downtown Baton Rouge and closed part of Highland Road.
It happened around 7:30pm at Highland Road near Terrace.
We're told the driver of the truck missed a curve, barrelled into a fence... more »
January 29, 2013 3:14 PM
GEISMAR - State Police released the name of a truck driver accused of causing a chain-reaction wreck this morning which closed La. 30 in Ascension Parish for hours.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said they arrested Derrick W. Myles, 35, of Plaquemine after they said he didn't stop his tractor-trailer at... more »
January 29, 2013 10:58 AM
GEISMAR - State Police arrested a truck driver they suspect to have been impaired when they were involved in a multi-vehicle wreck this morning in Ascension Parish.
Troopers reopened La. 30 in Geismar after a six-vehicle pileup at 6:30 a.m. closed it for several hours. State Police said two... more »
January 29, 2013 10:16 AM
GREENSBURG - State police say a 21-year-old Ethel man died in a single vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. The accident happened before 8 p.m. Monday and La. Highway 38 west of Greensburg. Troopers say Evan Vides was westbound when his pickup failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway... more »
January 22, 2013 3:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges today against the man who ran into an East Baton Rouge restaurant and broke a gas line this week.
State Police said Anthony Guidry, 25, of Port Allen was cited for reckless operation, having no insurance, and driving a vehicle while his license... more »
January 21, 2013 4:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities.
It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »
January 18, 2013 2:46 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Emergency responders flew one person to the hospital after their motorcycle wrecked in Iberville Parish today.
It happened on La. 1 near Plaquemine this afternoon just before 1 p.m. Investigators said the motorcycle struck another vehicle before sliding into the median.
The motorcycle operator suffered moderate... more »
January 18, 2013 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an elderly woman involved in an accident Thursday on Coursey Boulevard has died. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said in an email that 90-year-old Gladys Sonntag died Thursday evening at a local hospital. McKneely said Sonntag was attempting to make a left turn from Coursey... more »
January 18, 2013 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders had to cut an elderly woman from her SUV after a wreck on Greenwell Springs Road this morning.
It happened at the intersection of Greenwell Springs and Platt Drive. Surveillance video showed the woman's vehicle turning left at the intersection, then getting hit in... more »
January 17, 2013 4:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hit a utility pole and left hundreds in the dark this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to police.
The wreck happened in the 2900 block of Baton Rouge around 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries.
Entergy reported more than 1,500 customers from the... more »
January 17, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person was critically injured in a multi-car pileup this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to authorities.
It happened at Coursey and American Way around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said a handful of vehicles were involved, and one car had flipped onto its side.
EMS said... more »
January 15, 2013 12:22 PM
GONZALES - State Police said one person died in a wreck this morning in Ascension Parish.
It happened around noon at the intersection of La. 931 and Roddy Road north of Gonzales.
Investigators said a truck heading west with two people inside didn't stop at the four-way stop,... more »
January 11, 2013 10:18 PM
LAFAYETTE- Local police and other law enforcement agencies believe they had a man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge, cornered in a field.
Ruben Van Dyke is accused of killing Brannon Counts on Hollywood Street Thursday night.
Authorities in the Lafayette area said Van Dyke crashed his car... more »
January 11, 2013 2:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified an Alexandria man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last night in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ruben Van Dyke, 30, was wanted for his involvement in the death of Brannon Counts, 32.
McKneely said Counts was shot in the parking... more »
January 11, 2013 10:46 AM
WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish responded to two traffic incidents this morning after heavy rains there.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle flipped in some water on I-12 West between Satsuma and Walker. Police and EMS were responding to the wreck as of 10:30 a.m.
... more »
January 9, 2013 3:18 PM
SORRENTO - State Police said a tanker truck rolled over onto two other vehicles this afternoon south of Sorrento.
It happened around 1 p.m. at La. 22's intersection with La. 70 just south of I-10. The road was closed until just before 5 p.m.
State Police said there... more »
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 »
January 3, 2013 7:29 PM
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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 »
January 3, 2013 12:18 PM
KENNER, La. - There were no reports of serious injuries, but a vehicle was damaged and several holiday decorations were mowed down in the front yard of a Kenner home when a disturbance broke out at a New Year's Eve house party. Kenner police said it happened around 2 a.m.... more »
January 2, 2013 6:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
January 2, 2013 5:42 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A state trooper saved an unconscious woman from the burning wreckage of her car earlier this morning in Livingston Parish.
State Police said the woman's car ran up under an 18-wheeler on Magnolia Bridge Road and caught fire around 7 a.m. today. They said the woman... more »
December 19, 2012 6:44 PM
GONZALES- A day after a high-speed chase claimed the lives of two people trying to run from police more information is coming out on how police handle the dangerous situations. Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson says his officers always have back up over the radios and in other jurisdictions waiting... more »
December 18, 2012 12:20 PM
ST. GABRIEL - A wreck at the end of a police chase this morning killed two people in the vehicle authorities were pursuing, according to State Police.
Troopers said Kevdrinka Williams, 25, of Baton Rouge and Tremaine Wickem, 20, of New Orleans died in the wreck.
A spokesperson... more »
December 12, 2012 8:41 PM
WALKER- A 29-year-old woman was killed when she drove her car into the path of a freight train Wednesday afternoon. Walker Police said Laraye London-Phillips died after she was airlifted to an area hospital. London-Phillips was from Denham Springs.
London-Phillips was hit as she turned from Florida Boulevard onto... more »
December 12, 2012 5:15 PM
WALKER - Authorities in Livingston Parish say a train collided with another vehicle this afternoon in Walker.
Walker Police said it happened at at Sunland Drive and Florida Blvd. A department spokesperson said there were injuries, but couldn't say how many people were hurt or how badly.
Police... more »
December 12, 2012 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - A four-car wreck caused traffic problems in Baton Rouge this afternoon along I-10.
State Police said the wreck happened just before the I-10 East exit onto Highland, blocking the right lane. Traffic quickly backed up to the Siegen exit.
Troopers closed the interstate for a... more »
December 12, 2012 12:00 PM
POINTE COUPEE - An overturned school bus closed a portion of La. 420 in Pointe Coupee Parish for a time this morning.
According to the sheriff's office, only the driver was on board when it wrecked earlier this morning. They had minor injuries, and were taken to a nearby... more »
December 10, 2012 10:33 PM
PORT ALLEN- A crash on I-10 West brought traffic to a standstill Monday night. First responders said only one car was involved.
State Police said an ambulance helicopter had to land on the interstate to rescue an unknown number of people injured.
The crash scene is at mile... more »
December 10, 2012 10:53 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police said a Denham Springs teen was unrestrained and driving too fast when his pickup wrecked this morning, hitting a tree and killing him.
State Police said Brice J. Harris, 18, died in the wreck on La. 1032 south of Vincent Road in Livingston Parish... more »
December 7, 2012 10:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday.
David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer.
The crash happened just West of the East Baton... more »
December 7, 2012 6:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours.
It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose... more »
December 7, 2012 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said a serious wreck closed I-10 in both directions near the parish line between East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.
State Police tell News 2 one person died in a head-on collision at mile marker 169 between Highland Road and La. 73 at Prairieville.... more »
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 »
December 7, 2012 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating an accident that killed two men and injured a third. The accident happened around 1:05 a.m. Friday on Carey Road. Deputies say a car ran off the road and flipped over. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher McCoy, of Greenwell Springs, and 26-year-old... more »
December 6, 2012 3:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened a portion of I-10 where a cement truck overturned earlier this morning, forcing it closed for several hours.
The cement truck turned over at I-10 East and Siegen Lane around 8:30 a.m.
There were no injuries, but the eastbound lanes had to... more »
December 6, 2012 2:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said I-10 East in Baton Rouge could reopen within the hour at the site of an overturned 18-wheeler.
The truck overturned at Siegen Lane early this morning. It was carrying an estimated 74,000 pounds of cement, which had to be offloaded after the truck... more »
November 23, 2012 4:49 PM
BEAUMONT, Texas - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive highway wreck in Texas say this was the family's first Thanksgiving apart. V.J. and Richard Leggio tell KHOU-TV that their parents - 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and 60-year-old Debbie Leggio of Pearland - were driving east on Interstate... more »
November 19, 2012 10:22 AM
SLAUGHTER - State police say a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man died after the vehicle in which he was riding crashed into a pickup on La. Highway 67 in East Feliciana Parish. Trooper First Class Nick Manale says 38-year-old Derrick Daniel, of Zachary, was driving a car south on La. 67... more »
November 15, 2012 10:31 PM
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. Union Pacific spokesman Tom Lange says the eastbound train was sounding its horn before it hit the float... more »
November 15, 2012 6:28 PM
MIDLAND, Texas - Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans. City of Midland spokesman Ryan Stout says the crash happened at a Union Pacific railroad crossing around 4:30 p.m.... more »
November 13, 2012 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died this morning after a wreck on Jefferson Highway.
Sheriff's deputies said Shannan Fergeson Taylor, 29, was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Inniswold around 8:30 a.m.
They said her seat belt didn't work, so she wasn't wearing it when... more »
November 9, 2012 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police said one person died in an East Baton Rouge Parish wreck involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
Troopers said the wreck happened at the intersection of Airline Highway and Pecue Lane in the eastern portion of the parish around 4 p.m.
According to... more »
November 5, 2012 11:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Friends of Samuel Barth, 17, remember a smart and funny high school student, and said his life was cut short.
Barth died Monday afternoon in an accident on Jefferson Highway.
Baton Rouge Police said Barth was driving south on Jefferson at a high rate of speed... more »
November 5, 2012 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge teenager died when his car hit a pole and flipped this afternoon.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Samuel Barth, 17, died in the wreck at 6605 Jefferson Highway around 3 p.m.
Stubbs said he was driving south on Jefferson at a... more »
November 2, 2012 6:20 PM
HOLDEN - State Police said they suspect an impaired driver caused a wreck which killed a Walker man this morning on I-12 in Livingston Parish.
Troopers said Clifford Morse, 31, of Covington was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison in suspicion of vehicular homicide, hit and run, DWI and... more »
November 2, 2012 2:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said two people died in a wrong-way wreck which tied up traffic all morning on the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Alex Dillman, 29, was driving an SUV the wrong way on I-10 East overnight when he struck a Freightliner head-on just... more »
November 2, 2012 11:17 AM
LIVINGSTON - State Police said at least one person died in a single-vehicle wreck this morning on I-12 in Livingston Parish.
It happened on I-12 East past the La. 63 exit, and blocked one lane of traffic according to DOTD. They said congestion has stretched past that exit at... more »
October 29, 2012 10:12 AM
FRANKLIN - State police say 34-year-old Franklin man died in a one-vehicle crash. The accident happened around 1:05 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 90 east of Franklin. Troopers say an 18 wheeler, fully loaded with sugar cane, ran off the highway into Hansen Canal. The driver, Roderick Preston, was pronounced... more »
October 29, 2012 10:11 AM
JEANERETTE - A crash involving a bicycle and a car killed a New Iberia teen. The accident happened Saturday night on La. Highway 182 west of Jeanerette. Troopers say the crash involved a bicycle, driven by 17-year-old Jaquil Provost, and a 2011 car, driven by 73-year-old Harold Racca, of New... more »
October 22, 2012 4:04 PM
LIVONIA - State Police said a big rig overturned this afternoon and caught fire, closing a portion of U. S. 190 West near Livonia.
It happened just after 3 p.m. In Pointe Coupee Parish. There were no injuries.
The wreck initially shut down both directions of traffic, but... more »
October 19, 2012 7:53 PM
HENDERSON- All lanes of I-10 West have reopened, after a crash nearly 24 hours ago.
Thursday night, two 18-wheelers crashed into each each other at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The wreck caused a large fire, and one of the trucks spilled its load of drilling mud,... more »
October 19, 2012 4:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Police reopened one lane of I-10 West around 6:30 p.m., nearly 24 hours after a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Henderson.
Barrels and caution signs will be placed to warn drivers on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of the one-lane area, and troopers warned drivers to expect... more »
October 19, 2012 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic is again slowing to a crawl in Baton Rouge today, after wrecks forced closures on I-10 in both directions.
A wreck just before 11 a.m. in Baton Rouge closed I-10 East at Essen for a time while police removed vehicles involved, which included an 18-wheeler.... more »
October 19, 2012 8:01 AM
LOBDELL - State Police said drivers heading west from Baton Rouge should expect delays and detours into this evening as I-10 West remains closed following a deadly 18-wheeler crash near Lafayette.
The wreck happened Thursday night at the foot of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Henderson and killed one... more »