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  • No classes for funeral after teen killed in weekend crash

    February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

    NEW ROADS – False River Academy in New Roads will cancel classes Wednesday to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of a senior student. Louisiana State Police say 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau was killed while traveling southbound on LA 417 early Sunday morning. Troopers say he was not... more »
  • Crash involving deputy on motorcycle reported on Airline Highway

    February 17, 2017 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle patrolman crashed on Airline Highway near Highland Road around lunchtime Friday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy on the motorcycle was not hurt. The crash happened at the corner of Airline and Thad Cain Lane.... more »
  • Woman admits to smoking meth before crash; two children hurt

    February 12, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested an impaired woman Saturday after she was involved in a crash which injured her two children. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 55-year-old Rhonda Buche crashed her truck into a tree on Greenwell Springs Road around 2 p.m. Buche was injured along... more »
  • Gibson woman ejected from vehicle in deadly crash

    February 6, 2017 9:39 PM

    GIBSON- A woman was ejected from her vehicle and killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish Monday afternoon. According to Louisina State Police, 46-year-old Amy MacDougall was traveling east on North Bayou Black Drive when she entered a curve on the roadway. MacDougall tried to steer with the curve... more »
  • Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter 'stable but critical' after ATV crash in Tangipahoa

    February 6, 2017 9:06 AM

    KENTWOOD – Jaimie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter is in ‘stable but critical’ condition after being airlifted from an ATV crash Sunday, according to TMZ. Sources tell TMZ that Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was involved in a hunting expedition in Kentwood when she fell off a Polaris ATV when it flipped... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Woman killed in Airline Highway wreck

    January 31, 2017 10:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - According to Louisiana State Police, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a single vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Tonya Gary of Baton Rouge. LSP said Gary walked in front of a 2016 Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on... more »
  • Traffic diverted on Siegen Lane following crash

    January 18, 2017 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Siegen Lane has forced law enforcement to divert traffic while they investigate. The crash happened at Siegen Lane and N. Mall Drive. Two vehicles were involved. It is unclear if there are any injuries. Traffic was being diverted through N. Mall Drive... more »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Overturned semi snarls traffic on I-10; lane reopened

    December 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    GRAMERCY – A box truck overturned and blocked traffic for hours between LaPlace and Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Delays reached about two miles, although drivers were slowing around LaPlace. A picture posted to the State Police Facebook page showed the semi on its side, blocking at least one... more »
  • Fiery, early morning crash kills driver in EBR

    November 24, 2016 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 33-year-old man died in a fiery crash on La. 30 just outside city limits before sunrise Thursday. State Police said David Breland III, 33, was killed in the crash. State Police said Breland, of Baton Rouge, was northbound on La. 30 when he crossed into... more »
  • Crash prompts I-10 closure Thursday morning

    November 24, 2016 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday wasn't immune to traffic troubles; I-10 closed for a portion of the morning after a crash near Ward Creek. People reported on traffic apps there was a wreck on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound wreck was more severe - causing a... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    November 18, 2016 10:28 AM

    POINTE COUPEE – State Police say one man is dead after his motorcycle ran off the road and struck a mailbox in Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. on LA 1 south of LA 978 in Pointe Coupee Parish.... more »
  • Tour bus crash in California kills 13, hurts 31

    October 23, 2016 3:04 PM

    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Authorities say 13 people died when a tour bus rear-ended a semi-truck on a California highway. California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele says the early Sunday crash just north of Palm Springs injured an additional 31 people. He says the USA Holiday tour... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    October 22, 2016 3:39 PM

    WATSON – State Police say one man is dead and a woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after a two-car crash on LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. on LA Hwy 16 north of LA Hwy 1019. According... more »
  • Pickup crushed by logs from overturned log truck

    October 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    ZACHARY - People were taken by ambulance after a log truck overturned and spilled its load of logs on top of a pickup. The crash happened on US 61 at Mt. Pleasant Zachary Rd. Pictures provided by authorities showed the semi on its side and logs strewn about the... more »
  • Accident involving car and motorcycle causes delays on I-12 East at Millerville

    September 13, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-12 East at Millerville are open following a car and motorcycle accident that has caused traffic delays. The accident happened on I-12 East near Millerville Road on Tuesday just before 4 p.m. According to EMS, one person has been transported from the scene, however... more »
  • Man killed in Ascension Friday night crash

    September 10, 2016 10:22 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A 43-year-old man died after being thrown from his truck during a crash Friday night. The wreck happened at the intersection of US 61 and LA 73 around 9 p.m. State Police said Robert Edwards, Gonzales, was driving a larger pickup behind a sedan when he ran... more »
  • No injuries reported after school bus rear-ended in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    WALKER - Only bumps and bruises were reported after a school bus was hit from behind on Tuesday morning. Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent Rick Wentzel said the bus had dropped high school students off and was bound for North Corbin Junior High in Walker when it was struck from... more »
  • 14-year-old dead after crash on LA 10 in Franklinton

    August 6, 2016 7:51 PM

    FRANKLINTON – State Police say a 14-year-old is dead after a crash on LA 10 in Franklinton, La. Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 10 west of LA 439 after 11 a.m. Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Earniesha Lott was driving eastbound on LA... more »
  • Wrecks, construction slow Saturday drivers on I-10

    August 6, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A car flipped into the ravine between I-10 westbound and the adjacent neighborhood just after the Perkins overpass Saturday morning. The four-door sedan was upside down near the tree line. Numerous drivers stopped to help until first responders arrived. The crash happend just before 10 a.m.... more »
  • Pickup and semi collision slowed I-10 Monday

    August 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Eastbound delays on I-10 stretched back into East Baton Rouge following a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish just before lunch Monday. A pickup and semi appear to have side-swiped, sending the pickup into the tree line along I-10 just east of Highway 73. Emergency crews closed one... more »
  • 4 injured after truck overturns carriage in French Quarter

    July 30, 2016 11:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A mule-drawn carriage was struck and overturned by a truck in New Orleans Saturday evening. According to WWLTV in New Orleans, the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 600 block of St. Peter Street. Three adults and one minor were injured and transported to a... more »
  • 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 »

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