Trucker Dies From Multiple Gunshot Wounds in Road Rage Incident, Shooter Still At-Large
Greensboro, GA – A 30-year-old trucker was shot and killed last week in what investigators are calling a “road rage incident.”
Joseph Lee Briggs, Jr., of Manning, SC, succumbed to “multiple gunshot wounds” following a road rage attack on Interstate 20 in Greensboro on Friday, April 9.
According to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the fatal incident took place at approximately 6:45 a.m.
Officers with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a 9-1-1 call regarding a wreck involving a semi-truck at mile marker 132 on I-20, near the Veazey Road bridge.
Upon arriving at the scene, officials discovered Briggs deceased.
GBI reported Briggs suffered “multiple gunshot wounds.”
A preliminary investigation revealed Briggs was traveling westbound on I-20 in Greensboro, which is located approximately 75 miles southeast of Atlanta.
According to the Associated Press, for undisclosed reasons, Briggs’ tractor-trailer crossed over the westbound lanes, through the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes before coming to rest in the woods.
Officials did not specify if Briggs was believed to have been shot before or after the wreck.
Additionally, no information was provided as to why it is believed the shooting and subsequent wreck was part of a road rage incident.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
GBI is actively investigating and is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call the the GBI Region 6 office in Milledgeville, GA, at (478) 445-4173.
Witnesses or those with information can also contact GCSO at (706) 453-3551.
Photos courtesy Joseph Briggs, Jr./Facebook and LakeCountryToday.com