Road Rage Kills High Schooler
At about 8:50 pm on Wednesday, August 22nd, just days before he was scheduled to start his senior year, a 17-year-old male Cleveland I.S.D. student was killed in a road rage incident which occurred on Co. Rd. 3478B in the Montebello area of North Liberty County. According to Sheriff’s deputies on the scene, the deceased victim was driving a small sedan with a single passenger, when his vehicle was struck from behind by another speeding vehicle, with such force that the teen’s car turned suddenly, causing it to flip several times. The driver was killed in the crash and his male teen passenger, who was slightly injured, managed to call 911 with his cell phone. The other driver fled the scene. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has launched a full-scale investigation and issued a statement of condolences to the family of the deceased victim. When the other driver is found, he or she will face murder charges. A spokesperson for the school district reported that the victim was an honor student who was very well liked by his fellow students. The roadway where this incident occurred is under construction for a new subdivision and has been reported by area residents as a “speedway.” Deputies are currently canvasing the neighborhood for witnesses.
This was an appalling and pointless waste of a promising young life. If you or a loved one is ever injured in a road rage incident like this one, please consider calling us. Intentional torts come with heavy penalties and we can help. We have dealt with such tragic situations for decades and we are very good at holding vicious people like the person who caused this incident fully accountable.