Surveillance video just released in the road rage case that runs from Maryland to Pennsylvania shows a pickup truck that investigators believe ran Timothy Davison off Interstate 81 shortly before he was murdered.
The video released Thursday shows a blue Ford Ranger heading south on Interstate 81 in the early hours of Jan. 4, reports WJZ TV. Police believe the truck violently crashed into Davison’s vehicle, pushing it off the interstate, into the median.
The road-rage incident apparently began on Interstate 70 in Maryland and turned into a pursuit that lasted for nearly 15 miles before a Maine man was shot and killed along the road, reports CNN.
Davison, 28, of Maine, first called 911 around 2 a.m. on Jan. 4 to report that a vehicle was tailgating him on I-70. He then called back as he crossed into Pennsylvania to say he was being shot at, FOX News says.
Officials told WCSH TV in Maine that both vehicles were northbound on Interstate 81 when the suspect forced Davison's vehicle into the median and someone fired several rounds into Davison's vehicle. Authorities arrived to find Davison suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Davison’s mother, Theresa Allocca, told WJZ she hopes the new video will prompt witnesses to come forward that will lead police to her son’s killer.
“You could see on the southbound lane where people’s brake lights were showing, so they did slow down. I’m sure they saw something,” Allocca said.
A task force composed of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia state police, as well as the FBI, is seeking help from the public in finding the Ford Ranger XLT pickup with damage on the driver's side suspected of ramming into Davison's car.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-472-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.