Police Say Truckers Coming Under Gunfire Attacks in Michigan and Wisconsin
Battle Creek, MI & Milwaukee, WI – Authorities in Michigan and Wisconsin are reporting additional incidents this week of truckers coming under gunfire attacks along major U.S. roadways.
The first disturbing incident occurred on Tuesday, July 14 at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to the Michigan State Police (MSP).
Investigators say a motorist fired shots at a big rig operating along Interstate 94 East near Exit 97.
MSP said the offending vehicle drove along the right shoulder and illegally passed the tractor-trailer when a person fired into the passenger side door.
The gunman’s vehicle was described as “gray.”
It is unclear if the trucker was struck.
However, MSP is asking for the public’s help.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the MSP at (269) 558-0500.
Another shooting occurred on Wednesday along I-94 West in Wisconsin.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), a tractor-trailer came under fire early Wednesday morning.
Officials responded by closing westbound I-94 and diverting traffic from the interstate.
MCSO is investigating a report of shots fired at a semi. All lanes are closed westbound on I-94. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at 26th and Clybourn. Motorists can reenter at 175 or Miller Parkway.
— Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (@MCSOSheriff) July 15, 2020
On Tuesday, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) also reported a truck driver was found shot to death inside his semi-truck parked along an Illinois interstate over the weekend.
Click HERE to read more details on this developing story.
TNN reported over the weekend about another recent incident in which a trucker came under a gunfire attack reportedly in Kansas City.
Click HERE to read more.
Shootings are skyrocketing in a growing number of major U.S. cities and the alarming rise in violence directed at truckers and big rigs as widespread social unrest continues is troubling many.
So much so, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently considered taking unprecedented action.
Click HERE to find out what the Agency decided to do.
Truckers are fuming the Agency didn’t do more.
Click HERE to find out why.
Still, this issue is one TransportationNation.com will continue to follow closely in the days and weeks ahead.