Florida man shot dead after confronting driver behind him, deputies say

in Polk County News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal confrontation between two drivers, leaving one dead, officials said.

According to deputies, the incident happened on Saturday around 9:33 p.m. on Lake Ned Road in Winter Haven.

Deputies said a pickup truck and SUV were traveling east on Lake Ned Road when the pickup truck stopped suddenly.

“The occupants of the SUV told detectives that the pickup came to a sudden stop, which forced the SUV to stop suddenly. The driver then approached the SUV, cursing about them following too closely and saying that he should kill them. He returned to the truck, turned around, and began walking back toward the SUV,” authorities said.

According to deputies, the driver of the SUV feared the other driver was coming to kill him.