ROAD RAGE: Truck Driver Gunned Down By Motorist In South Carolina
Berkeley County, South Carolina – Authorities say a truck driver was shot and killed by a motorist during a road rage confrontation along Highway 52 on Wednesday.
According to a release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, the deadly incident began at approximately 1 p.m.
Investigators said “aggressive driving” between the driver of a red semi-tractor and a silver or gray sedan near the intersection of Central Avenue in Goose Creek led to escalating tension.
Officials said the sedan continued following the semi to an area on Highway 52 near the Strawberry railroad crossing, just north of Goose Creek.
That’s when authorities say the truck driver was shot and killed by the motorist who then fled the scene.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died, according to the release.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.
The suspect is still at-large.
Law enforcement is asking that anyone with information about the incident to please call to speak with a detective at (843) 719-4412 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow any new developments.
(Image courtesy of Berkeley County Sheriff/Facebook)