ROAD RAGE INCIDENTS TURNS DEADLY
Tampa Police are investigating a homicide that apparently resulted from a road rage incident that occurred while a truck and car were stopped at a traffic light.
LOCATION: The confrontation and homicide occurred at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and I-275. The truck in which the fatally injured man was a passenger ultimately stopped at W 109th Avenue and N Ashley Street.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 4, at approximately 11:22 a.m.
DECEASED: Gilbert Serna, 56 (6/22/1961) Next of kin has been notified.
DETAILS: At approximately 11:22 a.m. a Dodge Ram truck and a black BMW were both stopped on Fowler Avenue at I-275. Both were in the westbound lane. The BMW was on the right side of the truck. The driver of the BMW got out of his car to verbally confront Serna, who remained in the truck. The driver of the BMW inflicted upper body trauma on Serna.
The driver of the truck attempted to follow the BMW as it headed west on Fowler. Ultimately the truck stopped at the corner of W 109th Avenue and N Ashley Street. TPD performed CPR on Serna and he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the BMW has not yet been located. The investigation continues.
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