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She Was Teaching Son to Drive, Ended Up Dead

Tracey Smith was shot Friday night in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A mother took her teenage son out for a driving lesson in Milwaukee and ended up dead, the victim of an apparent road rage shooting. Police say it was the other driver who hit the car being driven by Tracey Smith's 17-year-old son just after 5pm on Friday. Her... More »

Attorney Killed Man Who Hit Car With Golf Ball: Cops

Atlanta man claimed he swerved to miss garbage can

(Newser) - One man is dead and another is facing a murder charge over an incident involving a Mercedes-Benz and a golf ball, police say. Investigators believe attorney Bryan Schmitt deliberately ran over real estate investor Hamid Jahangard on July 30 because he thought the man had thrown a golf ball at... More »

Cops: Road Rage Incident Ends With Woman Accidentally Shooting Husband

Erica Cole of Alabama is currently behind bars

(Newser) - A road rage incident in Alabama ended with a woman accidentally shooting her own husband in the head, police say. Erica Cole, 31, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment after the Saturday night incident, Fox News reports. Police say it started on Highway 69... More »

Phoenix Driver Opens Fire on Family's Car, Kills 10-year-old

Police say it may have started with a traffic dispute

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl died after being shot along with her father in what may have started with a traffic dispute, Phoenix police said Thursday. Sgt. Vince Lewis said the shooting that killed Summerbell Brown occurred Wednesday night, the AP reports, when a man in a pickup truck who had been... More »

Minor Sideswipe Leads to Crazy Road Rage Incident

Mark Fitzgerald allegedly drove for 3 miles with Richard Kamrowski on his hood

(Newser) - It began as a minor sideswipe in Massachusetts and ended as something quite harrowing: Police say that an argument ensued after the Friday afternoon traffic incident on Interstate 90 some 20 miles west of Boston—and then Richard Kamrowski, 65, threw himself on the hood of a white Infiniti SUV... More »

Man's 'Dim View' of Women Led to Shootings, Cops Say

Nicholas D'Agostino has been accused in two attacks of female drivers

(Newser) - A Texas man has been accused of shooting multiple female drivers because of their gender. Per BuzzFeed News , Nicholas D'Agostino was arrested Thursday after he was initially released on bond in connection with the July shooting of a Katy woman. Last week, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said... More »

Police ID Victims in Fatal Road-Rage Fight, Crash

Witnesses say one man used a bat to kill the other, then was hit by a car

(Newser) - Police in California now have a better idea what happened in a road-rage incident over the weekend that left two drivers dead. Vehicles driven by Jose Rodriguez-Carrasco, 37, and Jason Dykes, 39, hit each other on I-5 near Sacramento about 3:45am Sunday, reports the Sacramento Bee . The men drove... More »

Road-Rage Incident Leaves Both Drivers Dead

One died during their fight; the second was hit by a car afterward

(Newser) - Two California drivers are dead after a road-rage incident, but the circumstances of this one are strange. Police say two men were driving on Interstate 5 near Sacramento about 3:45am Sunday when one vehicle struck another, reports the Sacramento Bee . Both men kept driving, but they stopped near an... More »

All Charges Against Oregon 'Road Rage' Suspect Dropped

Alleged attack was 'terrible lie,' attorney says

(Newser) - It was a story that made news around the world: An enraged Oregon driver smashed up a car with his bare hands and attacked the two women inside. But prosecutors now suspect parts of the story were as fictional as the exploits of the Incredible Hulk. Jay Barbeau, who had... More »

Women Squeezed in Front of Truck, Say Driver Got Vicious

Jay Allen Barbeau allegedly broke their rear window, woman's arm with his bare hands

(Newser) - There are instances of road rage, and then instances of road RAGE. What cops say happened in Oregon on Friday night falls into the latter category. The Oregonian and Bulletin report Megan Stackhouse and her partner, Lucinda Mann, were slowly making their way out of a congested scene at a... More »

Man Stops Truck Alongside Highway, Ends Up Stabbed

Cody Harter was a Missouri Air National Guard member who served tours in Iraq and Qatar

(Newser) - A Missouri Air National Guard member died in a highway median Saturday after what police suspect was a road-rage incident that took a deadly turn, reports KMBC . ABC News reports Cody Harter, variously identified as 23 and 24, was headed home to St. Joseph around 7:30pm when witnesses say... More »

This Guy Slammed on Brakes. Another Driver Didn't Like That

Cops in Minnesota seeking suspect who beat an elderly man in road-rage incident

(Newser) - An elderly Minnesota man who simply tried to avoid a traffic accident was followed home and badly beaten Friday night, the Pioneer Press reports. On its Facebook page , the Anoka County Sheriff's Office details the attack, which it says started when the victim stopped short while driving to avoid... More »

'Old Guy' in Road Rage Incident Wasn't Just Any Old Guy

Chevy Chase followed a vehicle he said cut him off, got kicked in shoulder, he told police

(Newser) - Chased by Chevy: Police say actor Chevy Chase pursued a driver across a bridge over the Hudson River before being kicked in an apparent road rage incident earlier this month. New York State Police say the 74-year-old actor has told them he followed another vehicle across the Gov. Mario M.... More »

Teen Is Dead After Daring Gunman to Shoot

Motorist who fired fatal shot at Muhammed Rahim in Minnesota claims self-defense

(Newser) - A 17-year-old is dead in Minnesota after he dared a man who was pointing a gun at him to shoot. Police in Rochester say the fatal shooting occurred Sunday after a car accident involving the teen, Muhammed Rahim, and the shooter, 25-year-old Alexander Weiss, reports the Duluth News Tribune . Rahim'... More »

NYPD Officer Acquitted in Road Rage Killing

Wayne Isaacs was off duty when he shot and killed Delrawn Small

(Newser) - A New York City police officer charged with killing an unarmed man in an apparent road rage shooting was acquitted of murder and manslaughter on Monday, the AP reports. A Brooklyn jury returned the verdict at the trial of Wayne Isaacs, who was off duty on July 4, 2016, when... More »

Boy, 4, Shot in Head After Mom Honks at Car

Apparent road rage incident leaves him in serious condition

(Newser) - A mother's honk at a car blocking the road turned tragic in Cleveland early Monday, when her 4-year-old son was shot in the head by the other driver in an apparent road rage incident. Police say the mother was driving her son as well as her 7-year-old daughter when... More »

Scary Road Rage Incident Caught on Video

Hummer refuses to let semi pass on interstate

(Newser) - A video going viral on social media shows a scary road-rage incident between a semi and a Hummer on an interstate in Texas. The truck is trying to pass the Hummer, but the Hummer keeps switching lanes at the same time to prevent the truck from doing so. CBS 7... More »

Suspect Charged in 'Savage' Road Rage Killing of Teenager

David Desper is facing murder charges

(Newser) - A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a teenager who was shot in the head during a horrifying road rage incident Wednesday. ABC 6 reports that 28-year-old David Desper of Pennsylvania surrendered around 2am Sunday and has been charged with first- and third-degree murder, among other crimes. Desper... More »

Video Shows Motorcyclist Kick Car, Then a Crash

A non-involved driver was hospitalized with multiple injuries

(Newser) - One person was hospitalized following a dangerous apparent road-rage incident that was caught on video Wednesday in California, KTLA reports. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber were on their way to work in Santa Clarita when they saw a car cut off a motorcycle. The situation looked like it was escalating,... More »

Police Disclose Details of Muslim Teen's Murder

They say it was road rage, not a hate crime

(Newser) - The murder of a Muslim teenager in Virginia appears to have been a "road rage incident," not a hate crime, police say—although 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's relatives do not agree. Police say Nabra was among a group of around 15 teens who became involved in a dispute... More »

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