JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are asking anyone who may have witnessed a road rage incident Monday afternoon on I-10 to come forward after a man was left dead.
The two vehicles reportedly engaged in aggressive driving for nearly 20 miles in Jackson County before the road rage culminated with one of the drivers being shot near mile marker 51.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, a 2019 white Dodge Ram 1500 pulling a covered trailer and another vehicle were traveling in the westbound lanes.
Brandon Box, 30 of Gulfport, was driving the Dodge Ram when he was shot at 4:30 p.m. by a person in the unidentified vehicle, said MHP. Box was rushed to Ocean Springs Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect vehicle, which had a Louisiana tag, was last seen headed westbound on I-10.
MHP is still trying to obtain a clear description of the suspect or the suspect vehicle. However, Chase Elkins with MHP said Tuesday that investigators are confident other drivers witnessed the road rage and may have information that could help authorities solve the murder.
Anyone who was traveling on I-10 in that area Monday afternoon and may have seen any noticeable or suspicious behavior involving a white Dodge Ram and another vehicle are asked to please come forward with that information, even if it seems insignificant.