A semi truck driver was shot and killed by a motorist during what police suspect was a road rage related incident in Florida this morning.
The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Miami’s Palmetto Expressway.
Police: Trucker Armed With Knife Shot By Motorist
BREAKING: MDPD and FHP investigating a shooting on the offramp of the Palmetto Expressway at 25th St. southbound. One person is confirmed dead. pic.twitter.com/R0OyEehMGO
— Derek Shore (@DerekShore) December 1, 2017
Police aren’t sure what sparked the incident, but they say that a truck driver got out of his rig to confront the driver of a black Nissan Altima near the exit to Northwest 25th Street close to the Miami International Airport.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Altima driver shot the truck driver. The truck driver died at the scene.
The Miami-Dade Police Department says that the truck driver was armed with a knife.
From officer Alvaro Zabaleta: “There was a physical confrontation between both of them. We’re being told that the driver of the tractor trailer was armed with a knife during the confrontation. That’s when the driver of the Nissan produced a firearm and shot the victim in this case.”
— JRodriguez (@JRodzMIA) December 1, 2017
Police have taken one person into custody for questioning. No charges have been filed at this time.
The identities of the truck driver and the Altima driver have not yet been released.
The incident has caused heavy traffic backups in the area.
The shooting incident remains under investigation.