Another road rage incident occurred Wednesday in Pennsylvania, when two drivers both needed to merge into a single lane at the same time. One man remains unidentified while the other driver, Bianca Nikol Roberson, 18, died at the scene.
According to police, the unidentified driver was in a red pickup truck while Roberson, a recent high school graduate, was driving a green Chevrolet Malibu. The two vehicles both attempted a merge at the same time, and neither vehicle yielded to the other.
Police say no contact was made between the vehicles, but the drivers were “jostling” for the right of way until the unidentified driver ended the dispute when he shot Roberson in the head. The shot proved deadly, and the Malibu coasted off the road, crashed into a forested area and landed in a ditch. The shooter sped away.
Based on an eyewitness description, police are looking for a white man with a medium-built, 30 to 40 years old with blonde or light-colored brown hair. His vehicle is described as a small, red pickup truck with faded paint.
Police initially thought the crash was an accident, but quickly realized they were facing a murder.
“This is now a murder case. A young woman has died senselessly,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told NBC10 reports on Thursday. He said police in three states are searching for the suspect.
Roberson was headed for college. According to family, just before the deadly encounter she and her mother had been shopping for clothes she intended to take with her when she attended Jacksonville University in Florida
“A young lady in the prime of her life getting ready to go off to college,” said West Goshen Police Chief Joseph Gleason. “Now the family has to consider burying her.”
Hogan appealed to the driver, asking him to turn himself in. “Every second you are out there you are only making this worse for yourself and making this worse for this young lady’s family,” he said.
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