November 25, 2013 9:50 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Hammond man died in an accident when his car struck a guardrail on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish and crossed over a concrete retaining wall. Trooper First Class Melissa Matey says Mucio Vicencio Ruiz was driving north on I-55 shortly before... more »
November 25, 2013 9:49 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Pierre Part man died following a one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 401 near Napoleonville in Assumption Parish. State Trooper Evan Harrell says Kerry Huey was driving a pickup east on Highway 401 shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday when the truck began to drift off... more »
November 11, 2013 10:02 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Tallulah man died in a single crash on La. Highway 602 in Madison Parish. Trooper Albert Paxton says Rafeal Saldana was westbound early Sunday morning when his car left the road and overturned several times. Paxton says Saldana was pronounced dead... more »
November 7, 2013 9:43 PM
A 56 year old motorcyclist was killed after a crash Thursday nigth in Lafayette. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Lafayette Regional Airport.
Witnesses tell Lafayette Police that two motorcycles were travelling north on the thruway in the outside lane. As as they were passing a car, witnesses... more »
October 25, 2013 6:46 AM
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A car chase that began in Slidell, La., ended at the southern gate of the John C. Stennis Space Center north of Bay St. Louis. St. Tammany Parish sheriff's Capt. George Bonnett tells The Sun Herald the chase began about 1:15 p.m. Thursday because... more »
October 23, 2013 9:39 AM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 73-year-old Woodville, Miss. man was killed in a single vehicle crash involving a cane truck on La. Highway 1 north in Pointe Coupee Parish. Investigators identified the victim as Robert Sims Sr. Trooper Jared Sandifer said Sims was driving a... more »
October 20, 2013 9:24 PM
An Abbeville family says they're lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver hit their home.
The crash happened around midnight on South St. Valerie Street. The suspect, Brandon Thomas hit a fence, a truck and then another fence before pushing two other vehicles into a house. This... more »
October 10, 2013 9:44 PM
The investigation continues into why a helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning.
The crash happened about 30 miles northeast of Venice. Four people were on board and all were taken to the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. Two people have injuries and are still in... more »
October 10, 2013 1:20 PM
The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is releasing the name of the pilot who died in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning.
Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator Mark Bone says 47-year-old Patrick Becnel from Belle Chase died after crashing in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 miles northeast of Venice.
In... more »
August 8, 2013 6:27 AM
Lafayette police have closed Verot School Road due to a crash that occurred Thursday around 2:17 a.m. Traffic on Verot School Road from Youngsville is being diverted to Fortune Road to Chemin Metairie then back to Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
Both drivers were transported to local hospitals; they are in... more »
July 30, 2013 8:22 AM
VACHERIE, La. (AP) - State police say a 70-year-old Vacherie woman whose car was struck broadside by a pickup on La. Highway 20 died at St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher. Trooper First Class Evan Harrell says Virgia Folse was turning left onto Highway 20 from a parking lot at... more »
July 30, 2013 7:21 AM
Just before 2:30 Tuesday morning, 25 year old Jeremy J. Little of Kaplan lost his life. Little was walking southbound on La 700 when he was struck by 31 year old Charles Milton of Sunset in a 2004 Dodge Ram.
Little was wearing dark clothes on a roadway with... more »
July 26, 2013 8:07 AM
SATSUMA, La. (AP) - State police say an 18-year-old woman died after her pickup collided with a truck on U.S. 190 at South Satsuma Road in Livingston Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Isabella V. Lacasse, of Livingston, was northbound Thursday on South Satsuma Road when she made a left turn... more »
July 22, 2013 10:04 AM
The 5-year-old killed in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Lafayette has been identified as Alajah Davis. According to a release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, evidence at the scene indicates that a crossover vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Jerica Cawthorne was heading north on Robley Drive. They believe... more »
July 8, 2013 8:24 AM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train exploded killing at least five people braced for a rising death toll Monday as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas where about 40 people were believed to be missing. All but one of... more »
June 26, 2013 6:35 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State police say 11 people are suspects in a scheme to make phony injury claims for adults and children in staged automobile accidents. In a Tuesday news release, state police alleged that three accidents were staged from September 2011 through May 2012. Six children, ranging in... more »
May 23, 2013 8:42 AM
POLLOCK, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Pollock man. The accident happened late Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 165 just south of Pollock. Trooper Scott Moreau says 76-year-old Coy E. Kirtland was northbound when he lost control of his... more »
May 21, 2013 8:48 AM
INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - State police say a 10-year-old girl died after she was ejected from a car in a crash on La. Highway 1054 northeast of Independence in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Nick Manale says an unlicensed 15-year-old girl was driving north on La. 1054 with three juveniles when her... more »
April 22, 2013 8:18 AM
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - State police say a 27-year-old Leesville woman died over the weekend in a two-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish. The accident happened early Saturday morning at the intersection of La. Highway 26 and Three Pine Church Road southeast of DeRidder. Troopers say Reanna Knox was southbound on... more »
April 8, 2013 1:38 PM
Cacie Barras McGrew's mother, Cindy Barras, is speaking out to KATC about the YouTube video Wade Lohse posted explaining why he ran out of a Lafayette courtroom two weeks ago before his trial.
"First of all, he didn't show true remorse and the justice system cannot be wrong on... more »
March 20, 2013 9:05 AM
ST. MARY PARISH- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 182 at Sun Road which claimed the lives of two men.
According to investigating Troopers, at 11:44 p.m., 25-year-old Bryan Mitchell of Houma, was driving a 1994 GMC SUV... more »
March 18, 2013 9:19 AM
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - An early Sunday morning traffic accident in Moss Bluff claimed the life of a Westlake man. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr. was traveling west on Gateway Drive around 2:45 a.m. at a high rate of speed when his car ran... more »
February 11, 2013 6:52 PM
In New Iberia, the search is on for a suspected drunk driver accused of crashing into a home.
It happened along Guadalajara Street early Monday morning. Investigators believe the driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the house. It's a sleepover story one girl will never forget.
... more »
November 22, 2012 4:47 AM
A motorcycle crash just north of Scott is the cause of one injury.
La highway 93 was the scene of a major motorcycle crash Wednesday night. Lafayette police say around 11:49 pm a motorcycle and a vehicle were involved in an accident. The motorcyclist sustained some injuries.
November 22, 2012 4:22 AM
A major vehicle crash on Kaliste Saloom Road and Rue Louis XIV happened happened just after 11pm Wednesday night. Lafayette police department have cleared the scene. There was one fatality.
Other details are minimal at this time.
November 13, 2012 11:54 PM
Acadian Ambulance rewarded an unlikely hero Tuesday for his bravery and help after he and his family were involved in a car crash. He just nine years old when the accident happened, and the paramedics say not only did he keep calm, but he helped his older brother and grandmother... more »
October 12, 2012 9:11 AM
ALBANY, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old Hammond man was killed after he lost control of his pickup while exiting Interstate 12 at Albany and struck a ditch. State police say Bruce Beever, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from his pickup around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Trooper... more »
October 9, 2012 7:33 AM
ANACOCO, La. (AP) - State police say an 84-year-old Hornbeck man was struck and killed by car as he walked on U.S. Highway 171. The accident happened at around 5 a.m. Monday. Troopers say Robert Edward Michalk was walking in the middle of the outside lane of U.S. 171 when... more »
August 28, 2012 9:01 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say an unidentified man died after a crash on La. Highway 30 north of Interstate 10 in Gonzales. Trooper Russell Graham said the man's name was not released because troopers are still trying to notify his next of kin. Graham said the man was... more »
July 25, 2012 8:14 AM
FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. (AP) - State police say a 28-year-old Maurepas man died in a crash on La. Highway 22 in Livingston Parish. Trooper Russell Graham says Robert Mamolo was driving westbound Tuesday afternoon when he ran off the road and flipped his SUV. Graham says Mamolo, who was not... more »
July 12, 2012 7:00 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
July 11, 2012 3:10 PM
Opelousas Catholic High School added a third cross in front of the school honoring student Alyssa Guillory. Students saying faith and fond memories are helping them cope. Erin Stueber will have more tonight at 5 and 6. more »
July 5, 2012 7:23 AM
LE BOURGET, France (AP) - The father of a victim of Air France's deadliest plane crash says the pilot nosed upward instead of downward during a stall because of false data about the aircraft's position from sensors. Robert Soulas was briefed by French air accident investigators Thursday about their final... more »
June 18, 2012 9:40 AM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies say a 23-year-old Chalmette man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Spokesman Steve Cannizaro tells The Times-Picayune Kendrick Hills lost control of the vehicle Sunday afternoon while riding on a Chalmette street. After the vehicle flipped onto the street, Cannizaro... more »
June 11, 2012 9:21 AM
CLINTON, La. (AP) - A two-vehicle accident in East Feliciana Parish on May 30 has claimed its seventh victim. Trooper Evan Harrell says 13-year-old Rogerick Johnson Jr. died Sunday at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans. Johnson is one of seven people to die after a Greensburg man accused of... more »
June 7, 2012 11:00 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A motorcycle rider from Louisiana has become the latest fatality on an East Tennessee mountain road. According to WBIR-TV in Knoxville, 60-year-old John Henson of Carencro, La., was riding on U.S. 129 just below the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Wednesday when he ran off... more »
May 29, 2012 7:16 AM
PROVENCAL, La. (AP) - State police say a 75-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Natchitoches Parish. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 117 near Provencal. Troopers say an SVU Ruby N. Murray ran off the road and struck several trees. Investigators say Murray was... more »
May 25, 2012 10:04 AM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A 37-year-old Farmerville man has died from injuries sustained when the ATV he was riding struck a tree on La. Highway 348 in Union Parish. The single-vehicle crash happened about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. State police say the ATV driver, Alphonso D. Henderson, was taken to a... more »
May 18, 2012 9:42 AM
ST. MAURICE, La. (AP) - A single vehicle crash in Winn Parish has claimed the life of a St. Maurice man. Troopers say 27-year-old Clarence Henry County was killed Thursday when his van ran off La. Highway 477 near St. Maurice and hit a tree. County was pronounced dead at... more »
May 15, 2012 7:37 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigated a fatal crash involving an SUV and motorcycle. Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release that 42-year-old Harold Irvin Anderson of Maringouin was driving motorcycle around 12:05 p.m. Monday when it collided with an SUV. Kelly said Anderson applied... more »
May 14, 2012 10:42 AM
BASTROP, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a single car crash in Morehouse Parish that left an Arkansas man dead. The News-Star reports the accident happened around 12:16 p.m. Saturday on La. Highway 142 near the Arkansas state line. Troopers say a car driven by 45-year-old Jeffery Carr... more »
May 14, 2012 10:29 AM
Last night, a Palmetto man died on the side of US Highway 71 north of Lebeau.
On May 18, 2012, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash that happened at 8:36 p.m. 25-year-old Eric Franklin of Baton Rouge was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima, headed south, on... more »
May 3, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 25-year-old man crashed his car into a house after he was shot several times. Capt. Joan Cage tells The Advocate officers responded to a report Wednesday of shots fired and a vehicle hitting a home in Scotlandville. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs... more »
April 30, 2012 7:34 AM
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Marksville woman died over the weekend in a single vehicle crash. The accident happened around 7 p.m. Saturday on Gum Ridge Road in Avoyelles Parish. State police say a pickup driven by Paula R. Theriot ran off the road and hit a tree. Troopers... more »
April 20, 2012 9:49 AM
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a Jonesville teenager died in a single vehicle accident on La. Highway 923 in Catahoula Parish. The accident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday west of Jonesville. Troopers say a pickup, driven by a 17-year-old, left the roadway and collided with a culvert. Investigators... more »
April 19, 2012 7:33 AM
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - State police say a 33-year-old Pearl River man died in a crash on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish. Trooper Nick Manale says Adam Livingston was driving east around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when he moved into the left lane to pass a vehicle. As Livingston tried... more »
April 18, 2012 7:25 AM
CLAYTON, La. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old Clayton man died in a one-car accident in Concordia Parish. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on La. Highway 900 in south of Clayton. Troopers identified the victim as Bennie Griffin. Investigators say Griffin lost control of the car, ran... more »
April 17, 2012 12:38 AM
Nearly two weeks after a crash that nearly killed him, a Lafayette motorcyclist is hoping his story will serve as a reminder for drivers to share the road.
Chris Olsted suffered two fractured legs, including a compound fracture in the April 6th crash with an SUV on West Congress... more »
April 12, 2012 10:30 AM
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say one man was killed and another hospitalized following a single vehicle accident un Union Parish. The accident happened early Wednesday morning on La. Highway 33 near Farmerville. Troopers say a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche was northbound when it ran off the road and hit... more »
April 2, 2012 8:45 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - State police say a 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Interstate 10 in Metairie. Trooper Evan Harrell tells The Times-Picayune Nicholas Miller of Jefferson was killed shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on eastbound I-10 near the Bonnabel Boulevard exit. Harrell said Miller tried to... more »
March 26, 2012 10:20 AM
Lafayette, LA - On March 25, 2011, at approximately 8:40 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 3100 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway regarding a crash involving a motorcycle. Investigators indicate that a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in the left travel lane, when a motorcycle entered... more »
March 26, 2012 9:07 AM
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - State police say a Westlake man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a car.
The accident happened at 7:24 a.m. Sunday on La. Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake.
Investigating troopers say an 18-wheeler heading east had stopped at... more »
March 26, 2012 8:24 AM
RUSTON, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Lincoln Parish that left one man dead and another in serious condition. The accident happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 167 south of Ruston. Troopers say a pickup, driven by 32-year-old Earnest G. Chatman of Jonesboro,... more »
March 26, 2012 7:05 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Spring police say a 16-year-old boy died in a car crash after a vehicle carrying five people lost control and hit a tree. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs identified the victim as Julio Gomez-Dominguez of Denham Springs. The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Stubbs tells... more »
March 22, 2012 10:57 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 that claimed the life of a Florida man. The crash, involving three vehicles, occurred on Interstate 10 westbound, west of La. Highway 415 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Troopers say 39-year-old Clinton Mabry... more »
March 19, 2012 8:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One person is dead following a fiery crash in Baton Rouge. WAFB TV reports the accident happened around 2:20 a.m. Monday Police say when officers arrived at the scene, they found a car on fire near a wooded area. Firefighters were called to put out... more »
March 14, 2012 10:29 AM
PITKIN, La. (AP) - State police say an Oakdale man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on La. Highway 10 west of Pitkin. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Kord Lee Harrelson. Troopers say the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday as Harrelson was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer on... more »
March 9, 2012 11:15 AM
PITKIN, La. (AP) - State police say an 18-year-old man died in a crash on La. Highway 458 north of Pitkin in Vernon Parish. Troopers say the accident happened around 10:50 a.m. Thursday when a pickup driven by Devin J. Strother of Elizabeth ran off the highway and hit a... more »
March 8, 2012 11:33 PM
The survivor of a deadly car crash said she finally has justice and closure two years later. The day after a former Ville Platte football coach pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, the other surviving victim, Beth Zilbert speaks out, saying it was long overdue.
In 2010, police said coach... more »
March 7, 2012 5:49 AM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a pilot for a defense contractor is dead after an Israeli-made military fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada. Base and company officials say the F-21 Kfir (kuh-FEER) aircraft crashed just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the west gate of... more »
March 6, 2012 9:57 AM
Louisiana recorded fewer vehicle-train collisions and fatalities last year, but the number of related injuries rose slightly. That's according to preliminary 2011 data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Louisiana Operation Lifesaver said Monday the state ranked fourth nationally in the number of collisions and fourth in injuries The state had... more »
March 3, 2012 7:39 PM
An Alexandria man is dead following a traffic crash in Rapides Parish. State police say a pickup truck crossed the centerline of Louisiana Highway 3170 and struck a car about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say the driver of the truck was taken to Rapides Parish Medical Center with serious injuries.... more »
March 1, 2012 5:47 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Clayton Davis has sentenced a Sulphur man to five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in connection with a 2010 fatal traffic crash. The American Press reports Ethen Lester Kelley, 21, was scheduled to stand trial Wednesday. But prosecutor... more »
February 29, 2012 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 60-year-old woman was killed when a van slammed into her Jeep. The collision happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Garry Flot tells The Times-Picayune Steven Wallace, the driver of the van, was believed to be speeding at the time of the... more »
February 10, 2012 9:37 AM
LaPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities say five people were killed when a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans. Louisiana State Trooper Nick Manale says a driver was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 near LaPlace early Friday and crashed... more »
February 10, 2012 9:16 AM
LaPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a wrong-way driver was killed when the vehicle they were driving crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 near LaPlace, critically injuring four others. Louisiana State Trooper Nick Manale says a driver was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 early Friday and... more »
January 26, 2012 10:40 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State police have arrested four people for allegedly staging traffic accidents in Ouachita Parish. Detectives tell The News-Star they looked into six of 20 crashes where individuals filed false bodily injury claims. Trooper says the insurance companies in two of the six crashes paid out more... more »
January 25, 2012 12:29 AM
Luckily no major injuries to report in an afternoon crash along I-10 east in Acadia Parish, which involved a wrong-way driver and several tractor-trailers.
The dramatic moments leading up to the crash were caught on camera by a passing motorist. Danny Leblanc was headed to Houston from New Orleans.... more »
January 24, 2012 10:38 AM
HENDERSON, La. (AP) - A 55-year-old St. Martinville woman died in a single-vehicle crash south of Henderson. State police say Elizabeth Howe was a passenger in the rear seat of a sport utility vehicle driven by 34-year-old Bryan Howe. Troopers say the crash occurred Monday when Bryan Howe lost control... more »
January 10, 2012 8:18 AM
3 car accident with injuries on Johnson. Southbound lanes of Johnson are closed, South College should be used as an alternate route. more »
January 10, 2012 7:59 AM
Breaking news this morning Troop D is currently working a trian vs. vehicle crash on US 190, MP 17 Beauregard Parish. The road way is closed at this time and will be closed at this time. more »
January 9, 2012 11:00 AM
HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Two men died when their ATV hit a pickup in Catahoula Parish. State police say an ATV, driven by 42-year-old William R. McKenzie of Wisner, and a pickup, driven by 48-year-old David W. Carroll of Grayson, collided Sunday morning on Old Columbia Road near Harrisonburg. Troopers... more »
January 6, 2012 10:31 AM
Louisiana State Police Troop I are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck that happened in St. Landry Parish last night.
On LA-104, near Minny Road, around 5:50 p.m., 32 year old Chadwick Soileau of Opelousas was driving a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle west. Soileau ran off the right side of the... more »
January 2, 2012 12:28 AM
The new year holiday marked by tragedy this weekend with three deadly accidents all in the last three days.
It definitely was a busy weekend for emergency officials across Acadiana. Friday and Saturday there was a fatal crash in Lafayette, and Sunday morning was the first fatal accident for... more »
December 15, 2011 8:49 AM
A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning.
This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home.
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November 12, 2011 11:31 PM
Just days after a 12 year old Scott boy is killed in a bad car crash, he's remembered by friends, family and teammates.
The crash happened in Kaplan on Tuesday and claimed the life of 12 year old Dylan Gary. He was an avid sports fan and Saturday, KATC'S... more »
October 5, 2011 6:42 AM
Police responded to a major vehicle crash just past midnight. The accident happened in Delcambre on LA Highway-14 at N. Dooley Street. A pedestrian may be involved in the crash. Officials are still investigating what happened. more »
September 26, 2011 6:24 AM
JENA, La. (AP) - State police say a 21-year-old man died in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 84 south of Jena. Troopers say the crash happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday when a pickup driven by Micah B. Neal of Jena ran off the road and overturned. Investigators say Neal... more »
September 10, 2011 12:16 AM
The Atchafalya Basin Bridge West Bound is closed at this time due to a fatal accident at mile marker 132.
Louisiana State Police is on scene and say at least two cars are involved in the crash and it is unknown if there are any other injuries.
Troopers... more »
September 7, 2011 9:51 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say 17-year-old driver and his 9-year-old passenger died in a two vehicle crash near Leesville. The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 at Highway 121. Troopers say a car being driven Cody J. Marshall collided with an 18-wheeler. Marshall and... more »
September 1, 2011 9:34 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a man from Oakdale. Troopers responded to the crash around 4 p.m. Wednesday on La Highway 121 southwest of Alexandria. Investigators say a log truck driven by 41-year-old Stacy D. Dickens crossed the centerline... more »
August 15, 2011 10:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash. Police tell the Advocate (http://bit.ly/pZ3Fqd ) 31-year-old Jermaine Knox of Baton Rouge was fatally injured when he tried to avoid a collision with a car. The crash was reported to police at 8:28... more »
August 11, 2011 10:49 AM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a New Iberia teenage died in an early morning accident in St. Martin Parish. Troopers say 18-year-old Joseph Dressel was traveling south on La. Highway 345 east of St. Martinville when his car left the highway early Thursday morning and hit a... more »
August 10, 2011 9:18 AM
ALBANY, La. (AP) - A Department of Public Safety police officer has died in an accident on Interstate 12 near Albany. Louisiana State Police Trooper Russell Graham says Cpl. John Kendall was headed east about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler before colliding with... more »
August 6, 2011 2:34 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in... more »
August 1, 2011 12:43 AM
I-10 Eastbound is re-opened after an accident partially shut it down near mile marker 98 in Scott.
The accident happened around 10:30 Sunday evening, and traffic was diverted off I-10 at exit 97 to the frontage road.
It's unclear if there are any injuries at this time and... more »
July 30, 2011 11:26 PM
A man is hospitalized after his plane crashed at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas.
Police say the pilot hadn't gotten very far off the ground before realizing something was very wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived just after one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Landry Parish... more »
July 24, 2011 12:07 PM
One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish.
The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
July 23, 2011 10:16 AM
On July 21, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Foreman Road near Trahan Road in Beauregard Parish that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman from Longville.
Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by... more »
July 22, 2011 9:36 AM
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Police say a 42-year-old Vinton woman died after the minivan she was driving hit a garbage truck in Sulphur. Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say Carla Hohn's van collided with a stopped Waste Management truck. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers tells The American Press Hohn died at... more »
July 10, 2011 12:20 PM
One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish.
It all happened around 4:00 Sunday morning. Troopers say, seventeen year old Jeannine Shafer of Ville Platte was traveling on LA 106 when she lost control of her car. For unknown reasons, Shafer crossed the center line... more »
July 6, 2011 9:33 AM
PRAIRIEIVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales died when he was partially ejected from his car as it crashed into a culvert and utility pole. The wreck occurred on La. Highway 73 north of Interstate 10 around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Troopers say Carl McKnight was pronounced dead... more »
July 5, 2011 8:35 AM
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - State police say a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 171 south of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish has claimed the life of a Dry Creek man. Troopers say a pickup driven by 42-year-old Martin Loren Snyder of DeRidder ran off the road and hit a concrete culvert... more »
July 2, 2011 11:35 PM
A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead.
This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe.
Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
June 30, 2011 10:07 AM
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish that claimed the life of a Pine Grove woman. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday on La. Highway 449 north of Livingston. Troopers say 64-year-old Anna R. Martin was northbound when her pickup ran... more »
June 27, 2011 10:38 AM
MANGHAM, La. (AP) - A 47-year-old Mangham man died following a single vehicle crash in Richland Parish. State police say Timothy J. McBroom was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday Night on La. Highway 561 west of Mangham. Troopers say a truck driven by McBroom was northbound when it left... more »
June 26, 2011 11:39 PM
In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus.
It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
June 23, 2011 9:48 AM
OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - Four people were killed, including two children, and seven were hospitalized after a church van veered off a northern Louisiana highway and struck a culvert. Trooper Mark Dennis said Thursday that a 4-year-old and a 12-year-old were among those killed in the Wednesday night accident... more »