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  • Driver booked in four-car collision that left a 19-year-old dead

    October 2, 2015 10:09 PM

    WATSON - A 58-year-old man was booked into jail after a deadly wreck Friday afternoon. State Police said Michael Farris' pickup truck became a pinball, bouncing off vehicles as he lost control on Highway 16, south of Highway 63. A 19-year-old from Central Louisiana died in the wreck. ... more »
  • One person killed in Highway 16 wreck

    October 2, 2015 2:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State police closed part of Highway 16 in northern Livingston Parish after a deadly wreck just after noon Friday. Authorities said one person was killed and two people were injured in the wreck. It happened around 12:35 p.m. at 37742 Highway 16, north of Watson. ... more »
  • NOPD: LaPlace man dies in motorcycle wreck

    October 1, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a motorcycle rider died when he hit an overpass guard rail and flew off, landing under a railroad car that had stopped on ground-level tracks. Officer Juan Barnes says the 34-year-old LaPlace man died at the scene in spite of help from... more »
  • ATV driver accused of being on drugs in deadly wreck

    September 28, 2015 5:38 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff's investigators said Monday that toxicology tests showed a woman had several drugs in her system when she was driving an ATV which flipped and killed one of several children riding with her earlier this year. Deputies charged 35-year-old Jodie Easley on Monday with driving while... more »
  • Truck in trees slows I-10 traffic

    September 25, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truck that went off the interstate and into the treeline caused congestion during the evening rush in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday. The wreck happened on I-10 West before Siegen Lane according to the Department of Transportation and Development. DOTD said the one lane... more »
  • Fish guts snarl interstate traffic

    September 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said fish guts spilled out of the back of a truck blocked multiple lanes of I-10 East and pushed traffic back across the Mississippi River Bridge during rush hour Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at I-10 East... more »
  • Wreck stops I-10 traffic in Baton Rouge

    September 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reported a wreck slowed I-10 West to a crawl through the central part of the capital city Monday afternoon. The wreck at I-10 West near South Acadian Thruway blocked two lanes around 4 p.m., leaving only one lane for vehicles to move through the... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed on I-10 Friday night

    September 18, 2015 10:55 PM

    LAPLACE - A deadly wreck involving a motorcyclist closed I-10 West south of Baton Rouge Friday evening. The crash happened around 7:30 in St. John the Baptist Parish. Authorities closed the interstate for about three hours. Details about what happened have not been released. State Police and... more »
  • Alcohol use suspected in deadly wreck

    September 16, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in a deadly wreck which killed a college-bound teen in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said Tashadow Gray, 19, died in the wreck which happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block... more »
  • More than 1,700 lose power after truck hits utility pole

    September 14, 2015 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility officials reported more than 1,700 people lost power in East Baton Rouge after a truck hit a utility pole Monday afternoon. The wreck happened in the 11000 block of South Choctaw, which is in the northeast portion of the parish. The outage appeared to... more »
  • Elderly man hit, killed while changing flat tire

    September 10, 2015 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was hit and killed while changing a flat tire Thursday evening. State Police said Lawrence Shepherd, 80, of Baton Rouge, had pulled to the side of the road and was replacing the tire on his van when he was hit by another van. The... more »
  • Person hit, killed by 18-wheeler on I-12

    September 3, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said one person died after they were hit by an 18-wheeler on I-12 East Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Traffic officials closed I-12 East at Airline Highway for the wreck, which happened just before 11 a.m. Cars were being diverted off the interstate... more »
  • I-10 East reopens on Basin Bridge after wreck

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • Accident blocks right lanes on I-12 at Juban Road

    August 20, 2015 8:41 AM

    UPDATE (8:20 a.m.)- All lanes are now open. ------------------------ BATON ROUGE- A crash is blocking the two right lanes on I-12 West at Juban Road. Traffic is only passing through the left lane. The backup from the accident has reached beyond Juban Road. We'll... more »
  • Bus slides off the road while taking kids home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers blame a U-turn not wide enough for large vehicles for forcing a school bus off the road while taking kids home in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday. Witnesses said the bus went off into a ditch at Wisteria Lakes Drive and Sullivan Road. Social media... more »
  • Wreck blocking lane of LA 22 at LA 70

    August 13, 2015 8:08 AM

    UPDATE: All lanes are now open. ----------- BATON ROUGE- The DOTD says one lane is blocked on LA 22 East and West at LA 70 in Ascension parish due to an accident. Traffic is passing through the open lane. more »
  • Police say 'miracle' saved motorcycle driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 11:48 AM

    SLIDELL – Cameras at a Slidell business caught footage of a nasty crash between a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler that veered off the road recently. Slidell Police responded to the accident Friday involving an 18-wheeler and motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 190 west and Carnation Street. Officers found... more »
  • Maurice woman killed in four vehicle I-10 wreck

    August 11, 2015 11:30 AM

    R AMAH - Louisiana State Police said the person who died in an interstate wreck near Ramah Tuesday morning was a Maurice woman who founded a statewide support organization for law enforcement officers and their spouses. Troopers said 33-year-old Tracy Franques died in the multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 East... more »
  • Two killed in crash in East Feliciana Parish

    August 8, 2015 2:28 PM

    SLAUGHTER - State Police say two people were killed in a crach Saturday morning when their car drove off the side of the road, hit a concrete support and erupted in flames. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on LA-19 in East Feliciana Parish, north of LA-956. The... more »
  • Big rig tangle caps day of delays for I-10 West

    August 4, 2015 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic congestion continued to be an issue through rush hour in Baton Rouge Tuesday after a trio of big rigs blocked one lane of I-10 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said the incident happened on I-10 West just before Dalrymple Drive. News 2 crews... more »
  • Numerous injuries reported in BR crash

    August 3, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people were taken to area hospitals after a crash late Monday night. The wreck closed a portion of Burbank Drive between West Lee and Ben Hur Road. Numerous police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Police said it appears one vehicle was involved... more »
  • Mississippi man killed in early morning crash

    August 1, 2015 11:32 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La . – Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash that left one man dead on Interstate 10. The investigation began shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning at mile post 170 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Seth Orcutt, 28, of Lorman, Ms.... more »
  • Man found dead in overturned car in EBR Parish

    July 31, 2015 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 25-year-old man has been found dead in his overturned vehicle in northern East Baton Rouge after he ran off U.S. Highway 61 north of La. 64. Louisiana State Police began an investigation into Thursday's single-vehicle crash after a state Department of Transportation and Development worker found... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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