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  • Range Avenue back open following crash that flipped SUV

    March 26, 2015 4:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - All lanes of Range Avenue at I-12 in Denham Springs are back open following an accident that closed a lane of travel in both directions on Thursday afternoon. The left lane of Range Avenue was blocked in both directions at I-12 on Thursday afternoon shortly after... more »
  • New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2015 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... more »
  • US 190 reopens after WBR crash

    March 25, 2015 10:30 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities fully reopened US 190 in West Baton Rouge Parish after a wreck between two 18-wheelers shut the highway down this morning. State Police said after 6 a.m. one big rig rear-ended another on US 190 between between LA 983 and South Winterville Road. The trucks... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Officials: No survivors after plane crashes carrying 148 people

    March 24, 2015 6:12 AM

    PARIS, France - French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional... more »
  • Officials: 3 dead in helicopter crash

    March 23, 2015 9:20 AM

    ORLANDO, FL - Police officials now say 3 people died when a helicopter crashed into the unoccupied guest home of a house near downtown Orlando. The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes. Orlando police reported then that one person was found dead. On Monday, police... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • Funeral for fallen soldier in Hammond today

    March 23, 2015 5:42 AM

    HAMMOND - Family and friends gathered Monday in Hammond to honor one of the National Guardsmen killed in a military helicopter crash two weeks ago. George Wayne Griffin, Jr. served in the military for more than two decades, including two tours in Iraq. His body was greeted by police... more »
  • Four cars collide head-on early Monday morning

    March 23, 2015 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation underway into an early Monday morning crash in Baton Rouge. Four cars collided near 4 a.m. On Mickens Road Near Copper Oaks Drive and Joor Road. The cars hit head on, and at least one went off the road. It is unknown if... more »
  • New trial ordered in drunk driving deaths

    March 20, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2011 crash which investigators said happened after a drunken game of cat-and-mouse on the interstate near Baton Rouge. Judge Chip Moore ordered the new trial for David... more »
  • Passenger train derails killing 26 people

    March 20, 2015 4:37 AM

    LUCKNOW, India - Police say the death toll has risen to 26 after three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India. Police and rescue workers used gas cutters to rip apart the wreckage to find people who who were feared to be trapped. Ram Murath Yadav, a police... more »
  • Overturned truck closes Iberville Parish highway Monday

    March 16, 2015 7:51 PM

    CARVILLE - St. Gabriel Police spent the evening working an overturned semi crash that closed River Road through this small Iberville Parish community Monday night. Police said the truck flipped near the Total Petrochemicals facility. The truck did not leak, police said. Authorities closed a stretch of River... more »
  • National Guard to speak about chopper crash that killed 11

    March 16, 2015 3:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is expected to release the names of four members killed last week when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida's Panhandle during nighttime training. The head of the Louisiana National Guard, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, has scheduled a news conference late Monday... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery search continues

    March 14, 2015 12:40 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations continued Saturday morning to recover remaining pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night. According to representatives for Eglin Air Force Base, divers were sent down to retrieve the fuselage and remaining debris that remains under 25 feet of water... more »
  • 4 remain hospitalized after Indiana bowling team bus crash

    March 13, 2015 9:16 AM

    HENRYVILLE, IN - Four people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana. University of Louisville Hospital spokesman David McArthur said three patients were in satisfactory to fair condition at the hospital on Friday,... more »
  • 1 dead in medical helicopter crash in Oklahoma

    March 13, 2015 4:04 AM

    EUFAULA, OK - Authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after an EagleMed medical helicopter crashed in woods in eastern Oklahoma. McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson says the crash was reported about 11:40 p.m. Thursday. Dawson says searchers on foot and on all-terrain vehicles found... more »
  • Man killed, a second injured in Livingston Parish crash

    March 10, 2015 8:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Walker man was killed and a second passenger injured in a crash in Livingston Parish late Monday night, Louisiana State Police say. Garrett Minard, 21, died in the single-car accident on LA Hwy 1019, east of LA Hwy 16. Crash investigators say he was driving... more »
  • Gonzales crash with empty 18-wheeler

    March 8, 2015 1:24 PM

    GONZALES - Police say two vehicles including an 18-wheeler collided Saturday night. The crash happened around 7:40 p.m. at the I-10 Westbound on-ramp at Hwy. 44. Gonzales police say the truck that delivers for OxyChem in Geismar was not carrying any materials in the wreck with a sedan.... more »
  • Wreck on Mississippi River Bridge jams traffic

    March 7, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck of three to four vehicle has occured on the Mississippi River Bridge. The accident happened in the left lane going eastbound on I-10 of the bridge. All traffic is passing through the left lane. Emergency responders are arriving at the scene. No further... more »
  • Bridge wreck blocks noon rush traffic on I-10

    March 3, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials reopened two lanes of I-10 West across the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck just before noon snarled traffic. The wreck happened just past the on-ramp from Nicholson onto the bridge and blocked the right and center lanes. Congestion behind the wreck was... more »
  • Victim in multi-vehicle wreck dies

    March 2, 2015 3:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one of five people hurt in a wreck in Gonzales last month has died. Gonzales PD said Joey McClendon died Saturday from the injuries he sustained in the Feb. 15 wreck. Police said on that day an SUV collided with a car carrying four... more »
  • Missing teen sought after wreck

    March 2, 2015 11:07 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities asked for the public's help finding a missing teen from Denham Springs who disappeared after police said he was involved in a crash. Investigators said 19-year-old Christopher Bowman has been missing since Saturday night and was last seen at the Walmart Neighborhood Grocery on LA... more »
  • Train cars carrying crude derail in New Orleans

    March 2, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says two New Orleans... more »
  • Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    February 28, 2015 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer. All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.... more »
  • 11 kids hurt in school bus wreck

    February 25, 2015 3:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Louisiana State Police said a dozen people including school children were hurt after their school bus slid on a road covered in mud and rolled over. Troopers said 11 students and the bus driver had minor to moderate injuries in the wreck Wednesday morning on LA 121... more »
  • US 190 West closed due to overturned 18-wheeler

    February 24, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - US 190 West was closed at Scenic Highway for just over two hours on Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove an overturned tractor trailer. LADOTD announced the roadway was open again shortly after 6 p.m. with congestion reaching Hollywood Street as the removal efforts were... more »
  • Man arrested involved in Gonzales fatal crash

    February 22, 2015 11:44 AM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a man involved in a fatal crash that killed a man on the interstate early Sunday morning. It happened around 5 a.m. on I-10 West of the Hwy 30 exit in Gonzales. Gonzales police arrested 27-year-old John Sanchez after being involved in a crash... more »
  • Friday night crash closed Juban Road

    February 20, 2015 8:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police closed Juban Road for part of Friday evening after a crash south of I-12. Video captured by a WBRZ photographer on the scene shows a damaged, large truck and a mangled, smaller sedan. Witnesses said at least one person was taken to the hospital.... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker records near catastrophe on I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 17, 2015 9:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Shocking video surfaced on the Internet of dash-cam video showing a near catastrophe on I-12 recently. John Miller, a trucker and novelist, captured the close call on February 8th. The video shows a chain of cars slowing for a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy, stopped on the... more »
  • Witnesses to Sunday night wreck sought Play Video

    February 16, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES - Police investigating a wreck which sent five people to the hospital Sunday night in Gonzales asked for any witnesses to contact them Monday. Gonzales Police spokesperson Charlotte Guedry said investigators would greatly appreciate any witnesses to the wreck at LA 429 and Airline Highway to come forward... more »
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into pole

    February 16, 2015 5:35 AM

    ENOLA, PA - An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania. Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg. No injuries were reported. The front of the 27-foot Wienermobile was... more »
  • I-10 East reopens following deadly crash on bridge

    February 16, 2015 2:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened following a fatal accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. BRPD officers were called to an accident involving multiple vehicles just before 2:30 a.m. Several people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time. Officials... more »
  • LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours. In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • After wreck, airlifted driver dies at hospital

    February 13, 2015 7:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-car accident in Livingston Parish Thursday night, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. on LA Hwy 63 south of LA Hwy 449. Crash investigators say Louis L. Gurka, III, 55, wasn't wearing a seatbelt... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West bridge

    February 13, 2015 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another traffic headache in the Capital City this morning. All lanes were blocked on I-10 West atop the Mississippi River Bridge because of an accident for over an hour. At the time of this post, two lanes have been re-opened and traffic has begun to slowly... more »
  • CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

    February 12, 2015 2:13 AM

    NEW YORK - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash. Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into... more »
  • Cyclist: Drunk driver Branch 'ruined my life' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The surviving cyclist from a deadly 2012 crash told a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday that the man who killed his friend also "completely ruined" the survivor's life. Daniel Morris made the comments in a victim impact statement as part of sentencing proceedings for Joseph Branch. In... more »
  • Teen dies after LSP says drivers ran red lights

    February 9, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four days after a wreck put him into the hospital, State Police said a Baton Rouge teen died from his injuries. Troopers said Monday that 17-year-old Khalil Hawkins passed away on Feb. 7 while at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. LSP said Hawkins... more »
  • Mardi Gras tractor driver dies following crash with accused drunk driver

    February 9, 2015 3:25 AM

    GRETNA - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says bond has been set at $150,000 for a 54-year-old man accused in the death of a man who was moving a tractor after a weekend Carnival parade. Sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd says 52-year-old Don Dauzat of Marrero died late Saturday and Michael... more »
  • Lanes reopen on bridge

    February 7, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck blocked the center lane. Traffic is backed up to La-415 at the Lobdell exit after crews spent over an hour to clean up the crash scene. The accident happened around... more »
  • 15 students hurt after bus, car head-on wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:03 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said a head-on collision between a car and a school bus sent more than a dozen people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish. Deputies said it happened around 8 a.m. on Brown Road and Brandon Street near Denham Springs. They said 15... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    February 3, 2015 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West has reopened following following a multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck closed all lanes of the new bridge just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. It remained closed for about 1.5 hours, while tow trucks worked to load the cars and remove... more »
  • With police escort, first cars cross bridge 6 hours after crash

    January 30, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic started moving on I-10 late Friday, six hours after a crash closed the interstate completely in one direction and slowed traffic in another. Two 18-wheelers and a motorcycle collided in eastbound lanes just across the East Baton Rouge Parish line on the Mississippi River Bridge... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 23, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... more »
  • 2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

    January 21, 2015 8:13 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
  • Gonzales man dies in West Feliciana Parish crash

    January 21, 2015 5:55 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State police say a 73-year-old Gonzales man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 near St. Francisville. Trooper Jared Sandifer says pickup driven by Felix Lipoma pulled out of a private driver Tuesday afternoon and struck the rear wheels of an 18-wheeler. He says the... more »
  • Medical condition likely factor in Washington Parish crash

    January 20, 2015 11:49 AM

    FRANKLINTON - Preliminary investigation by Louisiana State Police has revealed a single vehicle crash that took the life of 78-year-old woman on Tuesday morning in Washington Parish may have been caused by a medical condition. Troopers began investigating the crash on La. 16 near La. 1072 shortly before 8... more »
  • Severe injuries reported in wreck that closed I-10 Monday night

    January 19, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police reported possible severe injuries in a crash that closed I-10 westbound just before the river bridge Monday night. A state traffic camera showed one vehicle overturned. The crash scene was surrounded by numerous first responders, police officers and their emergency response vehicles. Westbound lanes of... more »
  • Man killed in Ponchatoula wreck

    January 19, 2015 4:51 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Monday, sheriff's deputies released details of a deadly crash that happened over the weekend. Nat John Colona, 45, died in the single-vehicle wreck northeast of downtown Saturday night. Colona was from Hammond. Investigators said Colona lost control at a sharp, left curve where North 1st Street... more »
  • Speed, impairment cited in deadly I-12 crash

    January 19, 2015 11:56 AM

    HAMMOND - Investigators said a man died overnight in a motorcycle crash on I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish because he was speeding and possible impaired. Louisiana State Police said 46-year-old William Wilbert died after hitting a pickup from behind while headed east on I-12 near LA 3158. Investigators said Wilbert's... more »
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck in Natchitoches Parish

    January 19, 2015 2:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
  • LSP: Teen killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 15, 2015 10:45 AM

    JACKSON - State Police investigators said a Baker teen killed in a wreck early Thursday morning wasn't wearing their seat belt. Troopers said 18-year-old Mekala Brooks died after the two-vehicle wreck on LA 964 north of LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. The other driver in the wreck had... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • Plank Road reopens following deadly crash

    January 8, 2015 4:38 PM

    BAKER - A man, not wearing a seat belt, was killed in a head-on crash with a semi that closed Plank Road for hours Thursday evening and into early Friday morning. Jeffrey G. Blackwell, 25, of Baton Rouge, died in the wreck north of Groom Road shortly before 4:30.... more »
  • 2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

    January 8, 2015 2:08 AM

    CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
  • Zachary woman dies after crash on Florida Blvd.

    January 7, 2015 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman was killed in what police called a major vehicle crash on Florida Blvd. early Tuesday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Mary Russell, 77, was trying to cross eastbound travel lanes around 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 14000 block of Florida Blvd. in a sedan... more »
  • Highland Rd. reopens following accident involving18-wheeler

    January 6, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Highland Rd. has reopened after it was closed west of I-10 this morning while crews cleared an accident involving an 18-wheeler. According to State Police, the truck was jack knifed near Highland Crossing, blocking the road. Highland was shutdown in both directions. Drivers were advised... more »
  • People asking for road changes after NYE deaths check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:13 PM

    WALKER - The New Year's Eve crash that left three dead on Walker South Road has residents asking for change. Stephen Edward says in the time he's lived on the curve where the wreck happened he's counted more than 20 deaths along that stretch of road. "A lot... more »
  • Teen dead, another critical after ATV hit by car

    January 1, 2015 3:16 PM

    SORRENTO - Sheriff's deputies said a wreck between an ATV and a vehicle killed one teen and hurt a second overnight in Ascension Parish. Deputies said 17-year-old Erin Guillotte of Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday night. Another teen with her was taken to a local hospital... more »
  • Motorcycle rider killed in wreck

    December 24, 2014 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 37-year-old Baker man died Wednesday when his motorcycle was hit by an SUV on Scenic Highway. Baton Rouge Police said Ethin Davis died after the wreck around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Scenic Highway. Investigators said a woman driving an... more »
  • Streetcar collides with forklift, injuring three

    December 23, 2014 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An accident involving a historic streetcar line sent several people to the hospital Monday. According to New Orleans Police, a man on a forklift tried to cross in front of a street car on St. Charles Ave. when he was hit and trapped underneath. He... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »

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