Fifth Murf Road Rage Incident in Six months

Feb 13, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The recent rash of road rage incidents in Murfreesboro continued Wednesday at the I-24 West on-ramp at Old Fort Parkway.

Murfreesboro resident Surgena Kilby told police that she may have cut off driver Kristine Clower in traffic. The two women then exchanged words while sitting at the red light at the corner of Thompson Lane .

Their accounts differ after that, but the two women ended up colliding at the on-ramp to I-24. Only light damage was done to the two vehicles. No charges have been filed so far.

There have been at least five road rage incidents in Murfreesboro in the last six months. They include a multi-car pileup on I-24, and a bizarre incident that involved a driver wearing mask and waving a handgun around.

The MPD’s Kyle Evans says drivers should do everything they can to avoid these confrontations.

“Don’t engage in verbal bantering with someone. Don’t engage in non-verbal signs, such as flipping someone the bird or other gestures. It’s best just to ignore the other person to the extent possible. Keep yourself safe. If appropriate, call police and let us intervene.”

Evans notes that a road rage incident in Murfreesboro during 2011 resulted in the death of a driver.