Whitley County Police Investigating Road Rage Assault

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a road rage incident. Deputies say the victim, a truck driver, reported the assault happened Tuesday evening at the welcome center on I-75 near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. He said while traveling northbound, he was engaged by a hostile driver. The man said when they exited at the rest area, the hostile driver confronted and physically assaulted him. The victim said the assailant "pistol whipped" him with a revolver, and the firearm discharged one round during the altercation. The victim was not hit by the bullet, but it did pass through the truck's cab. He said the assailant fled the scene in what's believed to be a maroon Ford Taurus. He is described as a black man of light build and approximately 5'8" tall. He had dreadlocks and the letter "L" which looked like U of L logo tattooed on his neck. Anyone with information is urged to call Whitley County Sheriff's Office at (606) 549-6017.

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