I-78 Road Rage: Who Shot at Woman's Car in Lower Saucon?
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking tips from the public as they investigate a reported road rage-related shooting on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday.
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast are continuing to look for eyewitnesses to a road rage incident in which a gun was fired into a Bethlehem woman’s car along Interstate 78 East near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon Township.
The incident began further west along I-78 near Route 412 at a little before 4pm Wednesday, police said in a news release.
According to troopers:
- The victim, who troopers did not identify by name, encountered a silver-colored, compact, four-door SUV with New Jersey license plates that was traveling about 40mph in the left lane and swerving close to a tractor-trailer in the right lane.
- The 39-year-old Bethlehem woman blew her car horn at the silver SUV, whose driver responded by giving her the middle finger and then taking off "at a high rate of speed."
- The silver SUV then moved into the right lane and slowed down. The Bethlehem woman continued driving east in the left lane and started to pass the SUV as they passed the Route 33 interchange.
- As that happened, the woman heard a loud bang. The SUV then "sped off, again at a high rate of speed."
- The victim pulled over a short time later to call 911. Troopers who responded found a single bullet hole in her vehicle's passenger side rear door. The woman was not injured.
The incident remains under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, who ask that anyone who saw what happened or has information about the silver SUV call the Belfast barracks at 610-759-6106.