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  • Witness rescues girl from Maryland bay after crash on bridge

    May 3, 2021 9:13 PM

    OCEAN CITY, Md. -- A witness to a five-vehicle crash on a Maryland bridge jumped into a bay and rescued a 2-year-old girl who had been ejected into the water while still in her car seat, according to authorities. The girl was thrown from a pickup truck on the... more »
  • 3 killed, 27 hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

    May 2, 2021 8:16 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized Sunday after a boat capsized and broke apart in rough water just off the San Diego coast during a suspected human smuggling operation, authorities said. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies... more »
  • Police: Drunk driver arrested after causing 3-car crash, damaging police car

    May 2, 2021 7:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a drunk driver early Sunday morning after the driver caused a three-car crash that involved one police car. The incident happened around 2 a.m. near Louisa Avenue. State troopers and local police officers were helping Entergy close down part of the 1-610 when the... more »
  • Car crashes into side of Chef KD's in Gonzales, driver arrested for DWI

    May 2, 2021 11:15 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Geismar Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle that crashed into the catering company Chef KD's early Sunday morning. Crews arrived around 1:45 am to the business on Babin Road. The drivers side of a car smashed into the corner of the building. Louisiana State... more »
  • Traffic Alert: Wreck along I-12 W at O'Neal causes congestion

    April 26, 2021 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic and Weather Network , a Monday morning crash that occurred on I-12 W before Oneal Lane has blocked the shoulder and resulted in congestion that's reached the Juban Road exit. The wreck was initially reported around 6:30 a.m., and WBRZ is... more »
  • Driver crashes into Glen Oaks home

    April 24, 2021 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver crashed into a home Saturday afternoon. The incident happened just before 3 p.m. in the 5800 block of Glen Oaks Drive. Authorities say the driver of the car had a medical condition that caused the accident. The driver was taken to a local... more »
  • Driver killed by exploding air bag inflator

    April 22, 2021 2:27 PM

    DETROIT - A driver in South Carolina is the latest person to be killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. Honda said Wednesday that a faulty driver's air bag blew apart in a crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The company wouldn't give... more »
  • Police: Car crash that killed three was caused by road rage

    April 18, 2021 4:58 PM

    AVONDALE - Police believe a Saturday car crash in Jefferson Parish that killed three and left one in critical condition was caused by road rage. The multi-car accident happened just before 6 p.m. on LA 18 near LA 541. Officials say Paul Ferrara, 49, was closely following a... more »
  • Pedestrian killed on state highway in Iberia Parish

    April 12, 2021 9:35 AM

    IBERIA PARISH - Police say a 56-year-old New Iberia man was hit by a vehicle and killed while walking along a local road on Sunday night. According to Louisiana State Police, the tragic crash took the life of Donald J. Derouen. Police say it was shortly before 9... more »
  • Tiger Woods was speeding before crashing SUV, sheriff says

    April 7, 2021 10:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say Tiger Woods was speeding when he crashed an SUV in Southern California less than two months ago, leaving him seriously injured. The golf superstar was driving 84 to 87 mph on a downhill stretch of road outside Los Angeles that had a speed... more »
  • Dump truck crashes onto car, causing minor injuries

    April 5, 2021 7:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A full dump truck crashed onto a car Monday afternoon, trapping it under layers of debris. The incident occurred at the intersection between Hwy. 19 and Thomas Road, with trash and bricks scattered across several lanes of traffic. Paramedics and police responded to the scene. ... more »
  • One dead after semi carrying heavy equipment crashes in Greensburg

    April 5, 2021 4:55 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - One person is dead after an 18-wheeler carrying heavy equipment crashed Monday afternoon, trapping two people in the wreckage. The accident occurred on LA-10 near Wicker Lane, where a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck drove into the path of a 2002 Mack Truck and Trailer. The... more »
  • Crash near Jefferson Hwy. and Bluebonnet Blvd. causes traffic congestion

    April 2, 2021 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials responded to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Bluebonnet Boulevard Friday afternoon. Baton Rouge EMS and the St. George Fire Department responded to what appeared to be a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Jefferson Highway and Bluebonnet Boulevard. The... more »
  • Two dead after plane crashes during gender reveal stunt

    April 2, 2021 12:41 PM

    CANCUN - Two people died this week after a plane crashed into a body of water during a gender reveal in Mexico. Officials told ABC News the accident happened Monday in the Nichupte' Lagoon in Cancun. A video of the gender reveal showed the aircraft flying over a... more »
  • Kenner man dies from three-vehicle crash in LaPlace

    March 28, 2021 4:19 PM

    LAPLACE - Troopers are investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles in St. John the Baptist Parish that occurred on Saturday. The crash took the life of 66-year-old Eliseo Randolfo Jordan of Kenner. Around 4:40 p.m. Louisiana State Police responded to US 51 at Woodland Drive in regards... more »
  • Officials identify 34-year-old woman killed in N. Acadian Thruway hit and run

    March 28, 2021 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say a woman who was walking along a street was hit and killed in a tragic hit and run crash late Saturday (March 27). The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office identified the deceased woman as 34-year-old Alesha Barnes. According to Baton Rouge Police,... more »
  • Traffic Update: Multi-vehicle crash on I-10 WB near LA-1 cleared, area delays continue

    March 25, 2021 6:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic and Weather Network , a Thursday (March 25) morning crash involving several vehicles on I-10 WB before LA-1/Port Allen/Plaquemine/Exit 153 has been cleared as of 5:55 a.m. The wreck, which was initially reported shortly after 5 a.m., involved four to five vehicles... more »
  • White Castle native killed in Ascension Parish crash

    March 21, 2021 11:04 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Troopers are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that took the life of a 47-year-old White Castle man. Around 4:30 p.m. Louisiana State Police responded to a crash LA Hwy 405 at Brou Road in Ascension Parish. During the investigation troopers discovered that when Gentiele Thaddeus... more »
  • Metairie man killed in Jefferson Parish hit and run

    March 19, 2021 6:15 AM

    METAIRIE - Louisiana State Police issued a news release Thursday (March 18) regarding the death of a Metairie pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run incident that evening. State police say it was around 8 p.m. when 53-year-old Roger Williams lost his life on US 61 in Jefferson Parish.... more »
  • Multi-parish pursuit ends in crash at US 190

    March 9, 2021 9:51 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a crash that happened as a result of a pursuit. Initial findings revealed a St. Landry Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a violation on U.S. 190 in Krotz Springs. The driver evaded the stop, fleeing into Pointe Coupee... more »
  • Traffic Update: Crash on I-10 EB at Acadian Thruway/LSU/Exit 157B cleared

    March 8, 2021 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic and Weather Network , a Monday (March 8) morning crash that occurred on I-10 EB at Acadian Thruway/LSU/Exit 157B has been cleared and all lanes reopened. The wreck, which was initially reported shortly after 7 a.m., temporarily resulted in blockage of the... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Florida Boulevard in critical condition following crash

    March 7, 2021 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian who was reportedly hit by a vehicle on Sunday (March 7) evening. It was around 6 p.m. that personnel with Baton Rouge EMS were dispatched to a crash site within the 11900 block... more »
  • 47-year-old Mississippi resident killed in fiery Scenic Highway crash

    March 5, 2021 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a deadly crash in east Baton Rouge Friday evening. The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 61 near Old Scenic Highway and took the life of 47-year-old Calvin Johnson of Woodville, Mississippi, Louisiana State Police say. According to authorities,... more »
  • After life-threatening crash, Tiger Woods told police he didn't remember driving

    March 5, 2021 7:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, California - Star golfer, Tiger Woods, is still recovering from injuries sustained in a frightening February 23 car accident that occurred in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, and according to reports, the award-winning athlete told authorities that he had no memory of the incident. According to... more »
  • Multiple individuals hurt in Thursday morning crash on S. Harrell's Ferry Road

    March 4, 2021 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are responding to a crash involving three injured individuals near the I-12 interstate Thursday morning. The Baton Rouge Police Department, arrived on scene at South Harrell's Ferry Road at Woodland Ridge Boulevard in regards to a traffic crash with injuries around 10:15 a.m. According... more »
  • Traffic Update: All lanes open along I-110 South at Plank Road

    February 25, 2021 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic and Weather Network , a crash has been cleared from I-110 SB near Plank Rd/N 22nd St/ Memorial Stadium/Exit 2B on Thursday (Feb. 25) morning. Now that the wreck has been removed from the roadway, I-110 South at Plank Road has been... more »
  • Witness to fatal crash calls for improved safety measures Play Video

    February 23, 2021 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the wake of a 16-car pileup that killed a 13-year-old on Tuesday, one driver is calling for enhanced safety measures on the old Mississippi River bridge. Archie Trahan and Sherry Richard were sitting in traffic on the eastbound side of the U.S. 190 bridge Tuesday... more »
  • Traffic Update: Wreck cleared on I-10 EB at Perkins Road, area congestion remains

    February 23, 2021 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic and Weather Network, a Tuesday (Feb. 23) morning wreck on I-10 EB at Perkins Rd/Exit 157A has been cleared. Though the crash site has been cleared, area congestion continues with stop-and-go traffic from LA-415/Lobdell/Exit 151. For traffic advisories throughout the... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash on Jefferson Hwy.

    February 22, 2021 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died late Sunday night after he was launched off his motorcycle along Jefferson Highway. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. around the intersection of Jefferson and Airline Highway. Police said Thomas Matherne, 53, was traveling westbound on his... more »
  • Helicopter carrying sheriff's deputies rolls over after mishap during takeoff

    February 22, 2021 5:17 PM

    A sheriff's office helicopter carrying three deputies ended up on its side while trying to take off Monday. Officials said the Livingston Sheriff helicopter was taking off from a location in St. Helena Parish when a malfunction caused it to roll over. Two Livingston Parish deputies were on board,... more »
  • State Police investigate deadly St. Bernard Parish crash

    February 22, 2021 11:51 AM

    MEREAUX - According to Louisiana State Police, a driver was killed in a St. Bernard Parish crash on Sunday (Feb. 21) night. A news release regarding the tragic incident reported that the wreck occurred around midnight and involved a single vehicle that had been traveling on LA 39 eastbound... more »
  • Traffic Alert: Early morning crash with injuries on I-110 at Scotland Avenue

    February 22, 2021 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Monday (Feb. 22) morning, a crash with injuries occurred at Scotland Avenue and I-110. The crash, which was reported shortly after 6 a.m., took place near Hwy 19 at I-110 and as of 6:52 a.m., officials are on the scene, addressing the incident. Additional... more »
  • Traffic Update: I-10 East crash near Butte La Rose cleared, area delays remain

    February 19, 2021 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Friday (Feb. 19) morning crash on I-10 East near Butte La Rose that briefly led to a closure of the interstate has been cleared and the area is now reopened. As of 6:35 a.m., authorities and first responders have successfully cleared the crash but area... more »
  • Family of man killed in deadly crash puzzled about why identified suspect hasn't been arrested Play Video

    February 18, 2021 5:35 PM

    LULING- Frustration is mounting for the family of a man from Baton Rouge killed by a hit-and-run driver on the Luling bridge near New Orleans last month. STREAM/WATCH WBRZ NEWS 2 AT 6:00 THURSDAY FOR MORE ON THIS STORY OR RETURN TO WATCH ON DEMAND LATER The driver,... more »
  • Traffic Alert: Crash with injuries reported along Scenic Highway at 72nd Avenue Play Video

    February 18, 2021 8:28 AM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - According to Total Traffic Network, a crash with injuries occurred Thursday (Feb. 18) morning on Scenic Highway (southbound) at 72nd Avenue. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area due to the crash, which was reported shortly after 7 a.m. along US 61/ Airline Hwy/ Scenic Hwy SB... more »
  • I-10 East back open in Ascension Parish after crash destroys guardrail

    February 16, 2021 10:43 AM

    ST. AMANT - I-10 East reopened near Airline Highway Tuesday afternoon after an overturned vehicle destroyed a portion of the interstate's guardrail. The crash happened shortly after 9 a.m. and shut down the roadway to traffic between US 61 and LA 641. The roadway was reopened shortly before 2... more »
  • Zachary police unit shields crash victims from oncoming motorist

    February 12, 2021 10:31 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary police are reminding motorists to slow down when they see an emergency vehicle on the road after an officer's forward thinking potentially saved lives. While responding to a roadway crash, Officer Michael Rispone activated the emergency lights on his police unit and positioned the vehicle between... more »
  • Traffic Update: Officials clear early morning crash on I-110 S near Capitol Access exit Play Video

    February 12, 2021 6:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early Friday (Feb. 12) morning, officials cleared a crash involving an overturned vehicle and a downed pole from I-110 Southbound near Capitol Access Rd/Exit 1E. As of 6:04 a.m., the wreck, which was initially reported around 4:30 a.m. and temporarily blocked the on-ramp from N. 9th... more »
  • At least 6 dead in Texas pileup involving more than 100 cars Play Video

    February 11, 2021 10:24 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas — At least six people are dead after pileup crash involving more than 100 cars on a busy Texas freeway as a winter storm dropped freezing rain in the southern United States. Officials reported 65 people were hurt in the collision Interstate 35 near downtown Fort... more »
  • Traffic Update: Crash on Mississippi River Bridge cleared

    February 10, 2021 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Wednesday (Feb. 10) morning crash on the Mississippi River Bridge that caused delays on I-10 West was cleared around 5:50 a.m., and the flow of traffic has returned to a steady pace. The crash, which was initially reported shortly after 5:15 a.m., occurred at the... more »
  • Traffic Alert: Crash leads to 'stop and go' traffic along I-10 East at Acadian Thruway

    February 8, 2021 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Total Traffic Network, a Monday (Feb. 8) morning crash at I-10 East at Acadian Thruway/LSU/Exit 157B has caused area congestion. As of 8:55 a.m., the crash has reportedly slowed traffic from LA-30/Nicholson Dr/LSU/Exit 155 as motorists appear to be slowing down to look at... more »
  • Heavy law enforcement presence along Hooper, Foster Road following crash with injuries

    February 5, 2021 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy law enforcement presence is in the area of Foster Road and Hooper Road following a Friday (Feb. 5) morning crash with injuries. As of 9 a.m, representatives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are reportedly among the first responders who are on... more »
  • Sheriff honors first responders who pulled family from truck submerged in canal

    February 2, 2021 2:58 PM

    ST. AMANAT - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office formally honored five first responders who leapt into action after finding a family trapped inside a truck that was sinking into a canal last week. The sheriff's office honored three of its own deputies - Karly Gutierrez, Daniel Haydel and Jamie... more »
  • Prairieville teenager dies in crash on Hwy 431

    January 31, 2021 9:17 PM

    ST. AMANT - Louisiana State Police are investigating a deadly crash that took the life of a teenager early Saturday (Jan. 30) morning in Ascension Parish. Shortly before 6:30 a.m., State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 431 at Churchpoint Road in Ascension Parish. The... more »
  • Violent protests in Washington state after officer drives through crowd

    January 25, 2021 3:21 PM

    TACOMA, Wash. - Protesters set fires and damaged buildings in Washington after a police officer drove through a crowd of people. The protest began Sunday evening near the intersection where a police car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians the night before while responding to reports of a street... more »
  • One person killed in crash on LA-64 in Central Play Video

    January 25, 2021 6:42 AM

    CENTRAL - Authorities say one person was killed in a tragic crash along Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road (LA-64) in Central, early Monday (Jan. 25) morning. According to representatives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the deadly crash, which was reported shortly after 5 a.m. at LA-64... more »

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