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  • Troopers: 22-year-old dump truck driver lost control in deadly crash

    April 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of a dump truck driver who lost control, crashed, and died in a wreck that shutdown Greenwell Springs Road Monday morning. The closure lasted much of the day. It slowed traffic north of Stoney Point Birch Road. Investigators said Will E.... more »
  • Man in 20s faces 6th DWI

    April 16, 2014 8:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - a 29-year-old faces his 6th DWI offense after State Police arrested him for causing a head-on wreck on February 1, 2014. State Troopers arrested Lee Edward Easley today on charges of DWI, reckless operation, negligent injuring and possession of marijuana. Investigators said Easley was driving... more »
  • Traffic snarled after I-10 wreck

    April 8, 2014 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A wreck on I-10 near Prairieville snarled rush hour traffic as strong storms moved through the Baton Rouge area Tuesday afternoon. State Police said the wreck blocked the right lane of travel on I-10 East before La. 73. The roadway was fully reopened at 5:30. DOTD... more »
  • Police captain's crash investigated

    March 31, 2014 11:59 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash involving a New Roads Police officer Friday night. Sheriff Bud Torres said the officer involved is Captain Mark Munson, and that this is his second wreck in a month's time. Munson was not given a... more »
  • Two killed in alleged drunk driving crash Play Video

    March 30, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man accused of killing two people in a drunk driving accident on I-10. 38-year-old Dedrick Matthews faces two counts of vehicular homicide and a 2nd DWI among other charges. Investigators said Matthews rear-ended a car on the Mississippi River... more »
  • One detained after chain-reaction wreck

    February 28, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police detained one driver to be tested for alcohol after a chain-reaction wreck on a busy Baton Rouge street Friday. The wreck happened on Lee Road near the intersection with Highland Road, just south of the LSU campus. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said it started with... more »
  • Traffic clearing plan used again Thursday night

    February 27, 2014 8:06 PM

    SATSUMA- The state's new incident response plan for busy highways was put into action again Thursday night. I-12 closed in the middle of Livingston Parish as crews worked to clear a crash that happened during rush hour. An 18-wheeler was on its side but the highway didn't fully close... more »
  • Bus driver: 'God was with us' during crash Play Video

    February 25, 2014 11:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE- The bus driver who was involved in a deadly crash is not driving a bus, but recounting the events of two weekends ago when her bus was slammed by a vehicle, killing four people. "Out of nowhere, this vehicle appeared. I saw it, it was sideways," Amy Dore... more »
  • Traffic management system eases congested commute Play Video

    February 19, 2014 10:10 PM

    HOLDEN- An accident early Wednesday involving three 18-wheelers shut down portions of I-12 throughout the day, but a new program got the road cleared quicker than usual, giving drivers at least one rush hour that was better than the last. The Traffic Incident Management System, a program recently started... more »
  • Interstate gridlock slows Wednesday night travel

    February 19, 2014 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The evening highways looked more like the afternoon rush; clogged and mostly lit from the red glow of brake lights since I-10 and I-12 both closed for a part of Wednesday night. All eastbound lanes closed just before eight on I-10 before the I-10/110 Split in downtown.... more »
  • I-12 East closed near Holden

    February 19, 2014 6:51 AM

    HOLDEN - I-12 East at the Holden exit will remain closed until noon Wednesday. Traffic is being diverted as crews continue to clear wreckage from an accident involving an 18-wheeler that happened just before Albany Tuesday night. We will update you right here as soon as the interstate... more »
  • Police: driver failed to yield, caused deadly wreck

    January 23, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Plank Road reopened following an evening-long closure after two vehicles collided and one person died. As of this post, State Police had not reported the name of the person who was killed. But, investigators said the person who died hit a pick-up truck after the driver... more »
  • Deadly wreck closes Plank Road

    January 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Parts of Plank Road near the airport are closed as police work a massive crash where at least one person has died. WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss, who is on the scene, reports that car parts are all over the road. State Police are working... more »
  • George's Place rammed by car Play Video

    January 22, 2014 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A car smashed into the side of a bar near downtown Baton Rouge just as the evening rush was ending Wednesday. The wreck closed streets around the I-10/St. Ferdinand on ramp. Multiple police cruisers, a fire truck, and an ambulance were on scene. There were... more »
  • Friday fiasco: I-12 westbound closed

    January 17, 2014 8:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Westbound lanes of I-12 are closed through most of Livingston Parish as crews work to remove an 18-wheeler from the trees along the interstate. The truck wrecked earlier in the day and wrecker service workers are having to pull the truck from the woods. A traffic jam... more »
  • Trucker crushed by load after wreck

    January 9, 2014 2:15 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A 61-year-old cement truck driver died after he lost control of his truck and wrecked Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said Albert Rucker of Baton Rouge was crushed by the mixer when the truck crashed. The accident happened on Merritt Evans Road about 4:30 p.m. ... more »
  • Cement truck crash closes highway

    January 8, 2014 10:22 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Sheriff's deputies closed Merritt Evans Road late Wednesday evening after a cement truck overturned. According to the sheriff's office website, the highway could be closed for a few hours overnight as crews investigate the crash and clear the wreckage. Deputies have not released specifics about what happened,... more »
  • Local rapper killed in Iberville crash

    January 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    ST. GABRIEL- One man is dead in a single car accident that occured near the ferry landing on River. Rd west of LA Hwy. 327 in Iberville Parish Thursday night. Louisiana State Police say 24-year-old Cedrick D. Smith of Plaquemine wasn't wearing his seatbelt when the car he was... more »
  • Baton Rouge man dies in fiery motorcycle crash

    January 2, 2014 9:16 PM

    THIBODAUX- A man from Baton Rouge died on a highway in Lafourche Parish when his motorcycle crashed and caught on fire while he was pinned in the wreckage Thursday. State Police said Thomas Grems, 54, died on LA 308 just after 4 p.m. Grems was trapped between the... more »
  • EMS worker hit while working emergency scene

    December 13, 2013 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An emergency worker was hit by a car and taken to the hospital Friday evening. The EMS employee was hit on Greenwell Street near Landis as they were assisting an ambulance backing up. A passing car hit the worker. The person hit was not identified and... more »
  • Child dies in 2 vehicle crash in Washington Parish

    December 3, 2013 10:56 AM

    VARNADO, La.- Louisiana State Police say a 4-year-old child died in a head-on collision on La. Highway 21 in Washington Parish. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Monday. Trooper Greg Marchand says a car driven by 26-year-old Linda D. Beard, of Foxworth, Miss., was southbound, crossed the center line and... more »
  • Car crashes through kitchen Play Video

    November 1, 2013 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man crashed through a home while turning on a sharp curve where Bunker Hill Drive turns into Constitution Avenue. Nathan Webster, the homeowner, says the damage will cost thousands of dollars. His kitchen along with his washer and dryer were destroyed. According to Webster,... more »
  • Lake Arthur woman dies in crash

    October 18, 2013 12:18 PM

    EGAN, LA - State police say an 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman died in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of La. Highway 100 at Highway 91 in Acadia Parish. Trooper Stephen Hammons says 57-year-old Gary Daigle, of Church Point, was driving west on Highway 100 approaching Highway 91 when... more »
  • Wrong-way wrecks close I-10W

    October 14, 2013 10:24 AM

    KENNER - State Police said a wrong-way driver caused at least two wrecks on I-10 West over the Bonnet Carre Spillway this morning, shutting down the interstate in that direction. Troopers said both wrecks involved 18 wheelers, and a third wreck happened on the spillway when the wrong-way driver... more »
  • Evening crash shuts down Florida Blvd.

    October 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening. Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover. Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
  • Mexican monster truck wreck kills 8, hurts dozens

    October 6, 2013 1:39 PM

    CHIHUAHUA - An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said. Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office, said the driver appeared to have lost control of the truck... more »
  • 24-year-old deputy killed in Friday night collision Play Video

    September 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
  • Deputy killed in crash on Joor Road

    September 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck. We'll have... more »
  • Hit-and-run accident ends horse race through town

    September 21, 2013 1:23 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - It was a hit-and-run accident where the offending party rode away on his horse. Opelousas police continue to investigate a Wednesday horse race through the center of this town of 16,000, reports The Daily World ( http://bit.ly/1adn4iC ). It ended with one rider racing through a... more »
  • LSP investigating deadly crash near Geismar

    September 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said at least one person died in a wreck this afternoon in Ascension Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer said it happened just before 4 p.m. at Highway 75 / River Road and Ashland Road near Geismar. State Police didn't have any additional details they could... more »
  • Fire closes lanes on I-10 Basin Bridge Tuesday evening

    September 17, 2013 8:58 PM

    RAMAH- The interstate is closed to traffic heading from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in Iberville Parish because of a vehicle fire. > UPDATE at 9:37 : The left lane has opened on I-10 West but the right lane remains blocked. Congestion has reached approx 4 miles. State Police... more »
  • School bus wreck sends 7 to hospital

    September 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A school bus accident in Shreveport sent seven to the hospital, including five Summerfield Elementary students. The Times reports fire and police responded the accident at 7:29 a.m. Friday on Mansfield Road involving a school bus and car. Police say the female driver of a car traveling northbound... more »
  • Dive signals more treasure at US pirate ship wreck

    September 7, 2013 10:52 AM

    BOSTON - A recent dive at the site of the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters has signaled the possible location of even greater treasures. Already 200,000 artifacts, from gold to guns, have been documented from the site of the Whydah, which sank during a ferocious storm off... more »
  • Teen driver killed in morning I-12 wreck

    September 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    GOODBEE, La. - State Troopers said a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula died in a wreck on I-12 this morning. Troopers said Hailey Nagim died in the wreck around 11 a.m. about two miles east of the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish line. Investigators said Nagim's vehicle went off the... more »
  • Car collides with motorcycle on I-10; 2 dead

    September 3, 2013 12:22 PM

    HENDERSON - Authorities in St. Martin Parish say two people have been killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 at Henderson. Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry said the Tuesday morning accident happened when the driver of a car heading east on I-10 crossed the median for unknown reasons. The... more »
  • Missing LSU student mourned after deadly wreck

    September 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family and friends gathered today to lay Chris Broussard to rest after the LSU student was reported missing last week, then found in his overturned pickup south of Baton Rouge. Funeral services start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge with burial... more »
  • Wreck postpones Jhen Aiko concert at LSU

    August 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU pushed back a concert scheduled this week to mark the start of fall classes after the performer was in a wreck in Los Angeles. LSU announced today that they were working to reschedule R&B artist Jhené Aiko's performance for later in the fall. Aiko... more »
  • AG Caldwell expected to leave hospital today

    August 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office said AG Buddy Caldwell is expected to be released from the hospital later today where he was being treated after a car wreck. Caldwell was in a wreck while driving in Madison Parish early Wednesday morning, according to his office. ... more »
  • Several hurt in Kansas when school bus overturns

    August 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A school bus has overturned in northeast Kansas and some children have been injured. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Bonner Springs. A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., says the hospital was preparing to receive at least eight children. Television images showed... more »
  • Hall found guilty in deadly road rage trial Play Video

    August 9, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge found the woman accused of killing five people in a road rage wreck guilty of negligent homicide in a bench trial today in Baton Rouge. Judge Trudy White found Kelsye Hall guilty of five counts of negligent homicide in the 2011 wreck on I-10.... more »
  • Overturned camper slows traffic on I-12

    August 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    ALBANY - An overturned camper on I-12 in Livingston Parish slowed traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said it happened near the exit onto LA 43 near Albany, and blocked one lane of traffic westbound. Traffic on the interstate was backed up nearly to I-55.... more »
  • Drivers describe "terrifying" interstate wreck Play Video

    August 5, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police cited the driver of a flatbed truck hauling wooden pallets after they said it flipped on I-110 and lost its load in Baton Rouge. Lt. Don Kelly said officers cited Daymeon Bradford, 36, of Houston for careless operation after the wreck on I-110 at North... more »
  • St. Charles sheriff's deputy dies in car accident

    August 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    LULING - A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy died in a multi-vehicle accident in Luling. The wreck occurred Sunday around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of La. 52 and Post Drive. The deputy has been identified as 41-year-old Jeff Watson, a 12-year veteran. State police say Watson was traveling in... more »
  • Impairment suspect in deadly motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 4:27 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said they suspect a motorcycle driver was impaired when he collided with an SUV and died this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said they sent a blood sample from Michael A. Skinner, 29, of St. Amant to be tested after the wreck on LA... more »
  • One killed in motorcycle wreck

    August 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - State Police said one person died in a motorcycle wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. Troopers said it happened around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of LA 22 and LA 16. They said the motorcycle's operator was the victim, but didn't have any other details... more »
  • Man dies, woman and child injured in I-10 wreck

    August 1, 2013 3:25 PM

    GONZALES - Police said one person died and two others were injured when a pickup crashed on I-10 near Gonzales. Sgt. Steven Nethken with Gonzales Police said the truck was caught by a blowout near the 179 mile marker while heading west on the interstate. He said a... more »
  • Driver killed in I-110 wreck identified

    July 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard. Investigators said... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on La. 316

    July 24, 2013 11:28 AM

    HOUMA - A 32-year-old Houma man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup on La Highway 316. The accident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers say Shane Alexander was northbound when his motorcycle crossed the center line and struck a truck. Trooper Evan Harrell says Alexander, who was... more »
  • Woman killed in I-12 crash in Walker

    July 24, 2013 10:54 AM

    WALKER - Police say a woman was killed and her husband critically injured in a crash involving three vehicles and two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 in Walker. The deadly crash happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police Capt. John Sharp said it appears that an 18-wheeler changed lanes to avoid a... more »
  • Two kids survive major crash on newly-opened Central Thruway

    July 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two kids survived a crash when a mini van collided into an 18-wheeler on the newly opened Central Thruway, the driver is in critical condition at a hospital. Police said the driver, a 28-year-old woman, ran the red light at the beginning of the thruway at Choctaw.... more »
  • Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

    July 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities. It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The thruway, which... more »
  • DWI charge against Miss. man in boat wreck

    July 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    AMITE - Louisiana wildlife agents have arrested a Mississippi man on charges accusing him of operating a boat while drunk and severely injuring a 6-year-old girl in a wreck on the Natalbany River near Killian. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 40-year-old Anthony Domiono, of Vicksburg,... more »
  • Retired officer killed in head-on collision

    July 11, 2013 10:26 AM

    MOREAUVILLE - Sheriff's deputies confirmed a retired law enforcement officer from Pointe Coupee Parish was one of two people who died in a head-on collision this morning in Avoyelles Parish. A spokesperson for the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash, which... more »
  • Deadly motorcycle accident in Marrero

    July 4, 2013 3:38 PM

    MARRERO - Authorities say a 21-year-old Westwego man was killed Thursday after colliding with a pick-up truck at a Marrero intersection. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators say a Honda motorcycle driven by Renis Waters III was traveling westbound when his motorcycle hit the pick-up truck. Waters was pronounced dead on... more »
  • Highway Patrol: Ole Miss lineman dies in car wreck

    July 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    EGYPT, Miss. - A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss. The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler at Egypt... more »
  • LSP: I-10W back open after crash blocked interstate

    June 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash blocked I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for a short while just before noon, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck was initially reported as a "major" crash through the LSP Nixle alert system which closed the interstate at mile marker 128 near... more »
  • Semi plows off interstate, spills load in fiery crash

    June 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush. The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane. WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin , who was... more »
  • La. man faces charges after wreck kills Miss. man

    June 23, 2013 12:42 PM

    KENTWOOD, La. - A Mississippi man has died after a wreck, and authorities have arrested a Louisiana man. Louisiana State Troopers say 26-year-old Jeremy Owen of Meadville, Miss., was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. 51 early Sunday morning. Next to him was a... more »
  • 3 dead when SUV runs stop sign, hit by big rig

    June 21, 2013 4:02 PM

    VINTON - State police say three people died when their SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by a tractor-trailer on Louisiana Highway 3063 in Vinton. Sgt. James Anderson says he does not know the age or sex of the people killed in the wreck Friday afternoon. He... more »
  • I-10 back open after truck loses load

    June 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    GROSSE TETE - Traffic is now moving in all lanes heading east toward Baton Rouge through Iberville Parish. Just before 6 a.m. Thursday the interstate had to be shut down near Grosse Tete after State Police said a tractor-trailer lost its load on the highway. Traffic had to pass... more »
  • Drunk driver asking for shorter sentence again

    June 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys for the Greensburg man who killed seven people in a drunken crash said they're going to ask a judge to reduce his sentence again. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty this past December to seven counts of vehicular homicide in the May 2012 wreck. He initially... more »
  • Police seek witnesses to deadly motorcycle crash

    June 17, 2013 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker asked any witnesses to a deadly motorcycle wreck this weekend near I-12 to come forward and help investigators figure out exactly what happened. Captain John Sharp with Walker Police said Jonathan Dale Free, 30, of Denham Springs died in the wreck early Sunday morning.... more »
  • School board president arrested in deadly hit and run

    June 16, 2013 8:15 PM

    GREENSBURG, Miss. - Livingston Parish School Board President Malcolm Sibley was arrested Sunday morning after being tracked down by police for Saturday morning's fatal hit and run in St. Helena Parish. Sibley was identified as the driver of a truck that hit and killed 21-year old William Iasigi. ... more »
  • Tractor-trailer wreck closes I-10 East

    June 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities closed I-10 East near Port Allen after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer. The highway closed just before 4:30 p.m. at I-10 and LA-415. The right lane reopened just after 5 p.m. Congestion is building back behind the wreck past Grosse Tete. There was no... more »
  • Ski boat hits tree; girl, 6, in critical condition

    June 10, 2013 1:40 PM

    KILLIAN - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries after a ski boat crashed into a tree on the Natalbany River bank. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says the girl was among five people in the 22-foot ski boat,... more »
  • Band's tour bus, gawkers force traffic nightmare

    June 4, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police said a blown tire is responsible for an interstate shutdown that struck the curiosity of passing drivers and added to a nightmare commute home for thousands of people Tuesday evening. Around 4 p.m., a tour bus belonging to the band "Inner Circle" crashed. When the... more »
  • Tour bus crash closes I-10 during rush hour

    June 4, 2013 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police closed a portion of I-10 East past Highland this evening to recove a tour bus which wrecked into the median. The crash earlier this afternoon caused heavy congestion on I-10 East for hours during the afternoon rush. The bus belongs to "Inner Circle",... more »
  • LSP: Man killed after walking in front of car

    June 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State Police said tests are pending to see if a man was impaired when he walked in front of a vehicle in Assumption Parish last night and was killed. Troopers said James Miller, 59, of Napoleonville died after he was hit by an oncoming car on LA... more »
  • Wreck relationship

    May 29, 2013 7:53 PM

    LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA- NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. left the bumpy relationship on the track of Sunday's Coca Cola 600. It's smooth off the track. Patrick says there were some silent moments on the way home after Stenhouse drove his car into Patrick's and put her... more »
  • Four injured in five car accident in Shreveport

    May 28, 2013 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A five-car accident sent four people to the LSU hospital in Shreveport. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Monday on the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Witnesses say the initial crash involved two cars, but other crashes followed as drivers failed to get around the initial wreckage. Two of the... more »
  • Popular pizza truck destroyed by accused drunk driver Play Video

    May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night. Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit. "She lost... more »
  • 11-year-old hit by truck still critical

    May 21, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members tell News 2 an 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition after he stepped into traffic and was hit by a truck this weekend. Michael Ester's father said his son is still in intensive care, and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain... more »
  • Backhoe blamed for hit-and-run injury

    May 17, 2013 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Witnesses said a backhoe driver is to blame for a hit-and-run which sent a man to the hospital today in Baton Rouge. It happened on Sennette Street near Thomas Delpit in old south Baton Rouge just before 2 p.m. Witnesses told News 2 a man... more »
  • Truck wreck closes highway near I-10

    May 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    SORRENTO - An 18-wheeler wreck shut down an intersection just off I-10 at Sorrento, according to emergency responders. The wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of LA 77 and Hwy. 20 south of Sorrento. According to the Sorrento Fire Department the truck was carrying topsoil and... more »
  • America's Cup expected to go on after fatal wreck

    May 11, 2013 12:29 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The head of the America's Cup planning effort says he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay. In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of... more »
  • Police ID woman killed in morning wreck

    May 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A St. Francisville woman died in a wreck this morning in Baton Rouge, according to police. Lt. Don Kelly said Jeane Peters, 85, tried to turn off of Old Hammond Highway at St. Regis when she narrowly missed one oncoming car and hit a second car.... more »
  • Judge orders suspended sentence for convicted killer

    May 3, 2013 10:40 AM

    GONZALES - A judge suspended a two-year sentence today for Stanley White, who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in 1995 after a car wreck but never served his prison sentence. The judge said the state was negligent for not imposing the sentence in a timely fashion and that two... more »
  • Mother reunites with good samaritan after 19 years Play Video

    April 29, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of an 11-week-old baby and the man who tried to save her after a horrific crash reunited for the first time in nearly 20 years. Rachel Deville and her family were traveling in Ascension Parish back in 1994 when they were rear-ended. On that... more »
  • State Police respond to deadly wreck on I-10

    April 24, 2013 6:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police said a wreck which shut down a lane of traffic on I-10 East killed at least one person. Trooper Jared Sandifer confirmed the wreck at mile marker 144 was a fatality. He did not have any more information about what caused it. I-10... more »
  • Authorities report horses hit on highways

    April 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Emergency responders worked two crash scenes involving horses on highways Tuesday night. The first, on Hwy. 42 near Hwy. 63, killed a horse and injured the person driving a vehicle that was involved in the wreck. Shortly after that incident, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies used social media... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck closed Miss. River bridge

    April 17, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities reopened I-10 West this evening after a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge closed it for more than an hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said several vehicles were involved, including multiple tractor trailers. Traffic was diverted north at the I-10 and I-110... more »
  • At least 2 dead in Texas charter bus wreck

    April 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    IRVING, Texas - State troopers say at least two are dead after a charter bus overturned along a North Texas highway. The crash happened Thursday just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Emergency workers are pulling passengers from emergency exits in the roof. Las Colinas Medical Center in... more »

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