November 29, 2014 2:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Franklinton man was pronounced dead after he was ejected from his pickup truck following a two-vehicle crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish Friday night. Louisiana State Police say three other people had minor injuries. The St. Charles Parish coroner's office pronounced... more »
November 23, 2014 12:39 PM
On Saturday night Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 90.
Around 7:15 p.m., troopers discovered a 2012 Toyota Scion, driven by 16-year-old Britney Anne Trahan, of Lake Charles, LA and a 2010 Ford pickup, driven by 52-year-old Sharlene Ann Parsley-Istre, of Jennings, LA... more »
November 22, 2014 7:56 PM
JONESBORO, La. (AP) - A 14-year-old from Quitman is dead after a single vehicle crash in Jackson Parish. KNOE-TV reports the crash happened at 11:51 p.m. Friday just north of Louisiana Highway 4. A 15-year-old from Jonesboro was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado south when the vehicle left the road... more »
November 2, 2014 8:22 PM
A horse in St. Landry Parish is expected to die after being hit by a vehicle near Zydeco Road in Plaisance.
Louisiana State Police responded to a vehicle hitting a horse on 167 North near I-49 just after 7 p.m. Sunday.
The rider of the horse was not... more »
September 22, 2014 12:13 AM
Avoyelles Parish - Late this afternoon, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Welsh, LA. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected during the crash.
Troopers responded to the crash around 5:20 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 114 near LA Hwy 1. The crash involved... more »
September 20, 2014 12:27 PM
Louisiana State Troop I began investigating a fatal crash on LA 358 near LA 357 in St. Landry Parish just before 2:20 a.m. Saturday.
When investigators arrived on the scene, they discovered a '97 Buick LeSabre was driving west on LA 358 when for unknown reasons the Buick struck... more »
August 30, 2014 3:25 PM
Tangipahoa Parish - Early this morning at approximately 12:45 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on Interstate 12 eastbound near Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash took the life of Larry Seemann of Osyka, MS.
The... more »
August 24, 2014 9:35 PM
Ventress - Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on August 24, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 415 at LA Hwy 981 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash took the life of 73 year old Daniel A. Chustz... more »
August 24, 2014 12:36 PM
Bourg, LA- Shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday evening, a 19-year-old was killed when he was ejected from his vehicle in Terrebonne Parish.
The investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford Sport Trac was traveling north on Lower Country Drive in Bourg, LA. The Sport Trac was being driven by Austin... more »
July 20, 2014 12:23 AM
Gonzales - Shortly before 1:45 pm on July 19, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 74 at LA Hwy 938 (KC Road) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 22 year old Patrick G.... more »
July 13, 2014 9:23 PM
A traffic accident involving 4 vehicles sent a few people to the hospital.
Lafayette police responded to a major vehicle accident in the 600 block of Alexander Street just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The accident resulted in one car flipped on its side, and 3 individuals transported to a... more »
July 12, 2014 5:44 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive... more »
July 12, 2014 12:40 PM
Late Friday night, Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in the 7100 block of Ozenne Road.
Deputies discovered a 2006 Honda Accord in a ditch with three people inside around 11 p.m.
Officers report, the Honda, driven by 25 year old Adrione Manuel of... more »
June 29, 2014 10:54 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rae Rippetoe-Blair, the former UT-San Antonio women's basketball coach who set a school record for career wins, has died in a motorcycle accident on an Austin freeway flyover ramp. She was 52. Her mother, Anita Rippetoe, told the Austin American-Statesman that her daughter was riding to... more »
June 28, 2014 8:46 PM
Early this morning, just before 6:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 2 ½ miles west of DeQuincy that claimed the life of a DeQuincy man.
Officers suspect a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 22-year-old Jacob Louis Dietz of DeQuincy,... more »
June 22, 2014 11:58 PM
Louisiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash early yesterday evening around 6:26 p.m. The crash involving an impaired, texting driver traveling with an 8-year-old child in the vehicle.
Officer report 37-year-old Brent Hetzler of Westlake was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado on Nevils Bluff Road, west of... more »
June 21, 2014 4:00 PM
Just after 9 p.m. On June 20, a 52 year old Paincourtville man was killed when his vehicle traveled off the road and overturned in Assumption Parish.
Late yesterday evening a 2003 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on LA 308 in Belle Rose, LA by Gerald Miles. Miles,... more »
June 2, 2014 1:25 AM
PHILADELPHIA - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
James P. Leeds Sr. tells The Associated Press that his 74-year-old wife, Anne, died Saturday night in the Massachusetts... more »
May 17, 2014 1:34 PM
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, Lafayette Parish emergency personnel received a call concerning an ATV crash in the 500 block of Wagon Trail Road.
When deputies arrived, it was determined that for unknown reasons a four-wheeler traveling on a roadway exited the roadway to the right... more »
May 11, 2014 1:42 PM
Lafayette emergency officials are on the scene of a major vehicle crash at the intersection of 14th Street and the South East Evangeline Thruway.
Initial reports say there are 3 ambulances on scene to attend to the injured motorist. There are 2 vehicles involved in the crash; one of... more »
April 13, 2014 5:17 PM
On April 13, 2014, at 8:34 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on U. S. Highway 90 about 3 miles west of Sulphur in Calcasieu Parish.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 42-year-old Laura K. Stark-Smith... more »
April 5, 2014 5:05 PM
Iberia officials report there is a small aircraft crash. The plane crashed at the Acadiana Regional Airport. Early reports say there is one minor injury involved.
March 30, 2014 9:55 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 38-year-old Baton Rouge man is accused of killing two people and injuring three by driving while drunk. Police spokesman L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate that Dedrick Matthews was booked with vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury and second-offense DWI after his... more »
March 22, 2014 11:44 AM
On Tuesday, March 21, 2014 just after 8:30 p.m. a 2003 Chevrolet Impala was driving west on LA Hwy 10. The driver of the vehicle, Brandi Chambers (27) of Opelousas turned left in front of a 2012 Dodge truck driven by Brandon Fisher of Morrow. The front Fisher's vehicle struck... more »
March 14, 2014 7:10 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Boyce teenager has been killed after a crash west of Alexandria. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Derek J. Stanley was pronounced dead following the crash that occurred about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 488. Louisiana State Police say Stanley was a passenger in a... more »
February 7, 2014 6:57 AM
A single vehicle accident has left one person dead. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. Friday, February 7, between the 500 and 600 block of Rue des Babineaux Road in Scott. Authorities say the car veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The name of the victim will... more »
February 5, 2014 7:57 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police are investigation a two-vehicle accident in Ascension Parish that took the life of a Sorrento woman. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 931. Trooper Jared Sandifer says car driven by 25-year-old Ramsey A. Ogwynn cross the center line and struck... more »
December 31, 2013 7:54 AM
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Natchitoches woman died in two vehicles on La. Highway 3191 near La. Highway 1. Trooper Scott Moreau says a car driven by Kimberly Knight crossed the centerline Monday afternoon and struck a truck driven by 21-year-old Zachary Wyatt of Robeline. Moreau... more »
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.
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.