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  • Trucker ticketed in rig crash

    July 21, 2015 12:59 PM

    CLINTON - The driver of a lumber truck was ticketed after a nasty crash Tuesday. State Police said a Netterville Lumber truck collided with a Department of Transportation and Development dump truck on Highway 61 at the Thompson Creek Bridge. The lumber truck pushed the DOTD truck from behind... more »
  • Security video shows moment tanker flipped in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2015 11:48 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Emergency officials said hundreds of gallons of crude oil spilled after a tanker truck overturned in Denham Springs Monday morning. Livingston Parish emergency director Mark Harrell said the truck spilled more than 90 percent of its load of light, sweet crude into a ditch on Linder... more »
  • LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

    July 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week. Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer hit by big rig

    July 6, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a motorcycle officer with Baton Rouge Police was involved in a wreck Monday morning which closed Florida Boulevard for a time. The wreck happened around 11 a.m. at Florida and Airline Highway. BRPD said an 18-wheeler changed lanes and didn't see the officer. ... more »
  • Serious Airline Hwy crash injures mother, 4-year-old daughter

    July 3, 2015 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer came to the rescue as he assisted a mother and her 4-year-old daughter following a serious crash on Airline Highway Thursday night. Sergeant Duke Staples arrived at the scene in the 9000 block of Airline to find the little girl barefoot,... more »
  • Motorcycle driver killed in wreck

    July 1, 2015 7:32 PM

    WATSON - State Police said a motorcycle driver was hit and killed in Livingston Parish Wednesday afternoon. Troopers said Charles Sons Jr. ,68, was riding in Watson on Highway 16 through an intersection. Lisa Meek, 46, failed to yield and turned onto Cane Market Road and into the motorcycle's... more »
  • Man killed after running into big rig

    June 26, 2015 5:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Louisiana State Police said a Donaldsonville man died after running into the back of an 18-wheeler in Ascension Parish Friday morning. Troopers said 30-year-old Oscar Bennett III died in the wreck on LA 3089 north of LA 70 just before 11 a.m. They said he was not... more »
  • Single-vehicle crash closes Dalrymple Drive

    June 8, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dalrymple Drive near E. Campus on Fraternity Row was closed Monday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into a tree in front of the Delta Chi house. Traffic officials advised motorists to take alternate routes if travelling in the area as EMS vehicles were blocking the roadway... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig

    June 4, 2015 9:54 PM

    ALBANY - A man from East Feliciana Parish was killed when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a big rig in Livingston Parish. The accident happened near Highway 43, north of Albany. State Police say Walter Booker, Jr., 42, came around a curve, couldn't stop in time, and... more »
  • Large truck collides with car

    June 2, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed an East Baton Rouge road after a large truck collided with a car Tuesday morning. The wreck happened at the intersection of Hooper and Lovett roads before 10 a.m., according to authorities. EMS took one person from the scene to the hospital with... more »
  • Driver in crash that captured hearts of Internet users released from hospital

    May 28, 2015 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Elizabeth Dazzio, the girl who has become a viral sensation after her friends used their blinking Taylor Swift bracelets to get rescued from a mangled car crash last week, was released from the hospital Thursday. In an exclusive interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, Dazzio... more »
  • Mississippi man, 42, dies in 1-vehicle wreck in Louisiana

    May 25, 2015 11:40 AM

    RIDGECREST - Louisiana State Police say a 42-year-old Mississippi man died when his SUV ran off the road and hit several trees. Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Robert Hargrave of Natchez died about 3:10 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 84 in the town of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest is about three... more »
  • Simultaneous wrecks gridlocked areas of Baton Rouge Thursday

    May 21, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic came to a crawl just before the evening rush Thursday because of two simultaneous incidents. Around 1:30, all lanes of I-110 South closed near the Governor's mansion and College Drive became impassable between the Interstate and Perkins. On I-110, southbound lanes closed at Capitol... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in New Orleans collision with pickup truck

    May 18, 2015 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an off-duty officer heading home after a shift Sunday night struck and killed a 70-year-old bicyclist. Police say in a news release that the accident occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. when the bicyclist and a pickup truck collided at an intersection. Police say... more »
  • Amtrak train traveling from Philadelphia to New York derails

    May 12, 2015 10:33 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured. Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press... more »
  • Semi's camera captures moment RV lost control on I-10 Play Video

    May 11, 2015 10:31 PM

    SORRENTO - Dash cam video from a semi captured the moment the tire of a camper failed, causing the vehicle to crash and flip over on I-10 Monday. The video shows the RV, originally traveling westbound, veer into the median of I-10, cross onto the eastbound lanes and eventually... more »
  • Flipped RV closes I-10E past Gonzales

    May 11, 2015 12:04 PM

    SORRENTO - State Police said an overturned recreational vehicle caused traffic to stack up on I-10 East starting at milepost 189 about 10 miles east of Gonzales Monday morning. Troopers announced all lanes of I-10E were back open shortly after 12:30 p.m. when vehicle recovery efforts were completed. ... more »
  • Wrecks and ice show cause Friday gridlock

    May 8, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The interstates and downtown streets in Baton Rouge gridlocked Friday due to multiple wrecks and a popular ice show at the River Center. At noon traffic was backed up on I-110 South, I-12 West and I-10 West due to wrecks earlier Friday morning. Police said... more »
  • Semi-snarl moving after I-10 West re-opens

    April 30, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 traffic got off to a creeping start, following an hour-long standstill, caused by a tanker wreck. The wreck happened Thursday afternoon during rush hour, between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road. Traffic was backed up on both I-10 and I-12, which then caused traffic on... more »
  • One dead in Ascension Parish wreck

    April 24, 2015 6:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities said at least one person is dead in a wreck at the parish line between Ascension and St. James parishes. Officials said the wreck closed LA 3127 at LA 70, southeast of Donaldsonville. Two vehicles were involved, and one person was killed while two others... more »
  • Weather knocks over big rigs on I-10

    April 24, 2015 5:07 PM

    BEAUX BRIDGE - Louisiana State Police said two big rigs blocked part of I-10 West after a wreck tipped them over Friday afternoon. LSP Troop I reported the wreck was weather-related, and happened on I-10 West near mile marker 108 just east of Lafayette. Traffic was piling up... more »
  • Lawmaker says he broke hand, suffered concussion in wreck

    April 14, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawmaker who had a car accident with the Louisiana Capitol's new security system said he's broken his hand and suffered a concussion in the wreck. Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, said his Audi A8 received considerable damage on the opening day of the regular legislative session when... more »
  • St. Bernard Parish man dies in single-vehicle crash

    April 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    CHALMETTE - State police are investigating a one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 53-year-old Chalmette man. Troopers say the accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 46. Investigators say Kerry Lemoine was westbound on Highway 46 when his pickup ran off the road and hit... more »
  • Two truckers ticketed in crash that closed 42 miles of I-10

    April 8, 2015 1:40 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - State Police ticketed two truck drivers after a crash they caused created a 42-mile long blockade of I-10 Wednesday. The drivers of two semis were cited with following too close. They collided with each other in a wreck that also involved a pick-up at the westbound... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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