NHP looking for witnesses to west Reno road rage incident

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RENO, NV (KOLO) Nevada Highway Patrol investigators are looking for witnesses to a road rage incident in west Reno Monday.

NHP says a trooper stopped after driving by and seeing part of the incident about 4:55 p.m. July 8, 2019. It happened on the West McCarran eastbound I-80 offramp.

Investigators say the male driver of a white and black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, and a male driver and male passenger of a blue 1988 GMC pickup (both seen in the attached photo), stopped on the offramp and fought with each other. The driver of the Dodge used a metal baseball bat; the two from the GMC used a bat and metal garden shears. The GMC driver was hurt badly enough to be taken to a hospital; no information about his condition has been released.

NHP says the drivers did not know each other, and it's not clear what led to the fight. No one has been arrested so far.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Trooper Dixon at (775) 687-9600 or jdixon@dps.state.nv.us and reference NHP Case #190700635.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is reminding motorists that "these road rage incidents can often have serious or sometimes deadly results. If you observe a motorist driving aggressively, contact the Nevada Highway Patrol by dialing *NHP from your mobile device. Do not attempt to handle the situation by yourself. If you find yourself being followed by an angry motorist, drive to a safe location, such as your local police department."

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