Road rage leaves one man beaten and another choked to death

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Witnesses told police the driver of the Nissan approached the 67-year-old driver of the Ford truck with aggression.

Police are investigating a deadly road rage incident near the Texas Medical Center.

HOUSTON, TX (KPRC) - Police are investigating a deadly road rage incident near the Texas Medical Center.

The accident between two pickup trucks occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday off Highway 288 near Southmore.

Investigators say the drivers of the pickups eventually pulled into the Hermann Park Golf Course parking lot off North MacGregor Way near Alameda Road to exchange information.

Witnesses told police the driver of the Nissan approached the 67-year-old driver of the Ford truck with aggression.

According to Detective Jesus Sosa with the Houston Police Department, the driver of the Nissan said, "You'll be sorry you gave me your information. I'm going to find you and kill you and your family."

Witnesses told police the driver of the Nissan pushed the older man.

Police said while the older driver was being attacked, his son got out of the truck and tried to defend his father. Officers said there was at least a 100-pound difference between the young man and the driver of the Nissan,but in that moment, detectives say, the younger man jumped on the driver's back and put him in a choke hold.

Both drivers were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. The driver of the Nissan died at the hospital.

Police said the Ford driver, who was badly beaten, is still in the hospital. Officers are unable to talk to him because of his condition.

Police said the son of the driver stayed at the scene and waited for officers to arrive.

No charges have been filed at this time, but all of the evidence will be handed over to a Harris County grand jury.


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