JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A truck driver was found shot and killed Saturday afternoon on the side of Interstate 10 after an apparent road rage incident with another truck driver. Police said the second driver remains on the loose.
The victim from the homicide was identified Sunday as 44-year-old George Guerrero, from New Jersey.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. on I-10 eastbound west of Chaffee Road after the shooter's vehicle started tailgating the victim's tractor-trailer, which had moved to left lane to avoid construction. When the victim moved back into the right lane, an orange semi pulled alongside and appeared to bump the victim’s rig. The victim then veered off I-10 and drove into the woods. Police said the driver was shot as the second semi passed him.
The victim was found dead in the cab of his semi off the the side of highway. His name was not released, but it appeared he was in his 40s.
Police describe the shooter as a black man with a beard driving an early 2000s/mid 2000s dull orange Century or Columbia Freightliner cab pulling a 53-foot white trailer.
The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a BOLO for the suspect vehicle along I-10 and I-95 north and south and alerted commercial vehicle weigh stations in the area. The big rig may have damage to the passenger side.
“They will do an extensive detailed mapping of the area and the scene," JSO homicide Sgt. Jay Farhat said. "These trucks have black boxes, and we will be able to download that information and, hopefully, it will give us a better understanding of what speeds they were going and what impact may have occurred.”
Anyone with any information reference this homicide is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.