Road Rage Causes Fatal Accident

 

JACKSONVILLE Fla.--(AP) -- A teenage passenger in a pickup truck was killed when it was forced off the road by another pickup in a case of road rage.

 

Jermaine Reid 17, of Jacksonville died early Thursday when he was thrown from the bed of a pickup forced off the north lane of Interstate 295 near the suburb of Orange Park, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

 

A confrontation between several men in two pickups began near a service station, said Lt. Bill Leeper. Police donít know if the men knew each other or who started the argument, but threats were made.

 

While driving north on I-295, a Toyota pickup bumped the left rear of a Chevrolet pickup.The driver lost control and veered into trees.

 

The Toyota driver kept going but later turned himself in to Jacksonville Police. His name was not released. No charges have been filed.

 

Police said the other driver Jeffrey Ferrell, 20, of Jacksonville and two passengers, Joshua Register, 17, of Jacksonville and Clyde Forgrave, 21, of St. Marys, Ga., were taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital.

 

Ferrell was in fair condition and Register and Forgrave were treated for their injuries and released.

 

No one was wearing a seat belt, and alcohol wasnít involved, Leeper said.