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  • 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 »
  • Trooper injured responding to deadly crash on Bonnet Carre Spillway

    June 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH - One person is dead following a crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway early Sunday morning. A trooper responding to the crash was also injured in a separate accident. State Police say Louis R. Hernandez, from Meridian, MS, stopped his car on the right shoulder so... more »
  • Two siblings dead after train strikes car near White Castle

    June 2, 2016 1:22 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Deputies reported two siblings are dead Thursday afternoon after a train crashed into a truck in Dorseyville near White Castle. The siblings identified are 41-year-old Byron Henderson and 42-year-old Myra Henderson, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the train tracks run parallel... more »
  • Jeep launches into Georgia home

    June 1, 2016 12:19 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - No injuries were reported after a Jeep crashed into a Georgia home early Wednesday morning. Police said the jeep was traveling on Powder Springs Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle hit the curb. The impact then catapulted the Jeep into the side of... more »
  • Mom says 6-year-old daughter gave new life to others following deadly crash

    June 1, 2016 12:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a 6-year-old girl who died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on Highland Road last Thursday tells News 2 her daughter was able to give new life to three others through donating her organs Tuesday. The crash happened at around 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Ascension Parish motorcycle crash

    May 27, 2016 9:15 AM

    GONZALES - Troopers say a Baton Rouge man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Ascension Parish early Friday morning. 57-year-old Brion Landry died from injuries sustained during the single-vehicle crash that happened on LA 429 (Weber City Road) near the intersection of Roddy Road at around 2 a.m.... more »
  • 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 »

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