The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is asking the public for information on a suspected road rage shooting that claimed the life of a truck driver on Friday morning.
The incident occurred on Friday, April 9 around 6:45 a.m. on I-20 near Greensboro, Georgia.
South Carolina-based truck driver Joseph Lee Briggs Jr. was traveling west on I-20 when his vehicle veered off the road, crossed the eastbound lanes, and crashed into a wooded area near mile marker 132.
When the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, deputies discovered that Briggs Jr. had been shot multiple times and had died.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI to assist in the death investigation.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed that Briggs, Jr. while driving on I-20 in Greensboro, Georgia was a victim of road rage,” the GBI said in a Monday news release.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 706-453-3551 or the GBI Region 6 office in Milledgeville, Georgia at 478-445-4173.
I-20 Closure in the Lake Oconee Area: Fatal tractor-trailer crash near mile marker 134
I-20 Westbound is shut down between Exit 138 (Siloam/Highway 77) and Exit 130 (Greensboro/Highway 44) until at least 2 p.m.
Also causing issues on Eastbound I-20 toward Augusta & the Masters pic.twitter.com/qAdWlWYSGu
— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) April 9, 2021