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Corpus Christi Man Killed in Road Rage Truck Crash

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Adam Bitner5 years ago

Road rage may be to blame for an accident on Highway 77, which led to the death of a Corpus Christi man in Refugio County last Tuesday (September 4, 2012).

Late afternoon, around 2 p.m. just north of Refugio County, the driver of a 2008 Ford F-150 and the driver of a 2005 International 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 77 caused a 2006 Dodge pickup to run off the road and into the ditch, causing the death of 51 year-old Leon Dale Bluff.

18-Wheeler Swerved Into Ditch

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that possible road rage between the 18-wheeler driver and the driver of the Ford ended with the Ford swerving into the northbound outside lane and coming to a complete stop in front of the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was forced to stop suddenly, which caused the trailer to separate, forcing both it and the Dodge into the ditch. The driver of the Ford, Donald Starr of Woodsboro, left the scene and was later found by police. The accident remains under investigation.

Road Rage Accident Facts

  • According to the AAA Foundation road rage is an increasing problem in the U.S.
  • Road rage is attributed to thousands of incidents every year, and billions of dollars in damages.
  • Aggressive driving and “road rage” are distinctly different; road rage is a very personal occurrence, with drivers feeling as though someone has wronged them.
  • Alcohol and drugs play a part in nearly one-quarter of road rage incidents.
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