Trucker in Custody After Shooting Fellow Trucker Dead Along Side of Interstate
UPDATE — The truckers involved in a fatal road rage shooting on Tuesday along Interstate 81 in West Virginia have been identified and one is now charged with murder.
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Martinsburg, WV — A trucker is being questioned by law enforcement after shooting and killing a fellow trucker this morning on the side of a West Virginia interstate.
According to Berkeley County Sheriff Department (BCSD) official Nathan Harmon, the deadly incident occurred at approximately 9:18 a.m. along Interstate 81.
Two big rigs were traveling northbound when both pulled over near Exit 23 after the drivers were apparently involved in an argument.
Harmon indicated an altercation ensued and one of the drivers fatally shot the other before returning to his truck and continuing north.
He was later apprehended by Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
“We were given a BOLO (be on the lookout) from West Virginia with a description of the truck and driver,” PSP Trooper Megan Ammerman said. “Our troopers located the truck in the Carlisle area and the driver was taken into custody without incident.”
The victim was pronounced deceased after being found at the scene unresponsive and not breathing.
Neither the shooter or the victim’s identities have been released by officials.
However, BCSD indicated the shooter was a black male wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and operating a maroon semi pulling an orange trailer.
If you have information about this incident you are asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 267-7000.
TransportationNation.com will continue to monitor this developing story.