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Dixie Highway road rage accident claims one life

Police authorities in Louisville, Kentucky believe that road rage played a part in the two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of 44-year-old Louisville local Joseph Harper on December 15, WLKY reported.

The accident happened at around 3:30 a.m. and caused the partial closure of Dixie Highway for four and a half hours. Witness accounts showed that the incident started at the nearby Taco Bell drive-thru in the 9000 block of Dixie Highway between Pages Lane and Stonestreet Road. Harper, who was operating a silver sport utility vehicle, bumped a white SUV in front of him. The SUV driver got out, and Vanessa McKinley, who was at the Spinelli’s Pizzeria next door, said she saw the two men fighting.

The SUV driver returned to his vehicle and left, but Harper pursued him, hopping a curb and hitting the other man’s vehicle purposefully on the road. The other man pulled into a parking lot to escape, and Harper slammed his car into reverse, hitting several objects and stopping upon impact with a light pole. Harper was pronounced dead.