Truck driver stabbed with screwdriver in alleged road-rage incident

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | Friday, December 21, 2012

Investigators are still trying to piece together why a truck driver was allegedly stabbed by another driver with a screwdriver in an apparent road-rage incident in Ogden, UT, on Dec. 16.

Lt. Mark Lowther of the Weber County Sheriff’s Department told Land Line on Thursday, Dec. 20, that the incident is still under investigation. However, he said his office may be releasing more information on Friday, Dec. 21, including the name of the trucking company the alleged suspect drove for.

The incident began around 1 a.m. at the Flying J Truck Stop on 21st Street in Ogden. According to The Standard-Examiner, the victim “was pulling out of the truck stop’s parking lot and another trucker went around him, apparently because he was driving too slowly.”

The media report stated that the “victim pulled into the Motel 6 parking lot next to the Flying J to park his semi and didn’t notice the other truck had also pulled in behind him.”

The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in the chest with a screwdriver as he exited his truck. The victim, who has not yet been named by police, was taken to an area hospital. 

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