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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 19, 2014 6:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident.
Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
December 15, 2014 7:43 AM
MARKSVILLE - Authorities say a 61-year-old Pineville man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Avoyelles Parish. The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana Highway 107 north of Marksville. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by 50-year-old David C. O'Quinn, of Marksville, pulled... more »
December 15, 2014 6:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Your morning commute isn't off to a good start this week, with traffic backed-up to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident on the new Mississippi River Bridge.
The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean-up diesel leaking from... more »
December 11, 2014 11:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - All lanes are back open after a car crashed into a guardrail on I-10 East just before the noon rush began.
The left and center lanes were closed for roughly 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the wreckage.
The queue from this incident has... more »
December 10, 2014 3:03 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- A 19-year-old accused of being on drugs, driving and causing a wreck that killed a teenager and severely injured her two sisters remains in jail in Ascension Parish but now has a bond.
Dwight Perrilloux 's bond was set at $151,144 Wednesday. Perrilloux faces DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular... more »
December 9, 2014 12:15 PM
CHARLOTTE, NC - The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Tuesday during a news conference outside a hospital that Newton had no other internal injuries and that he would stay overnight for observation. Dayton... more »
December 9, 2014 9:06 AM
GONZALES - State Police said a Reserve teen was driving under the influence of narcotics when he hit a car full of Dutchtown High School students Tuesday morning, killing one of them.
Trooper Jared Sandifer said 19-year-old Dwight Perriloux was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular injuring and reckless... more »
December 8, 2014 6:35 AM
MIAMI, FL - Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist hit a bear along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades and stopped. Authorities say a Cadillac Escalade hit the bear Sunday evening and people in a second vehicle had stopped to... more »
December 8, 2014 5:08 AM
OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
December 6, 2014 10:24 PM
SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... more »
December 4, 2014 6:43 PM
WALKER - Two people died and a rural highway in Livingston Parish was closed for hours Thursday after a head-on collision.
The wreck happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Walker South Road about a mile south of I-12.
Investigators said the only people affected by the crash were... more »
December 3, 2014 10:24 PM
GONZALES - Drivers are cautions after two wrecks where other people on the highway have ignored construction zone warnings in Ascension Parish.
Overnight Tuesday, a driver smashed head-on into a dump truck . The driver of the car that hit the truck was killed. Another driver is on the... more »