Tow truck owner reportedly shoots, kills suspected truck thief

Several truck drivers have recently been involved in highway incidents involving shootings and more.

On New Year’s Eve, a tow truck owner in Indianapolis allegedly tracked down his truck after it was supposedly stolen and shot and killed the man in the truck.

According to, Steven Roe, 32, told police that he and a friend were out driving looking for his tow truck that had been stolen a few days earlier. The pair spotted the Ford flatbed, and police report witnesses saw Roe get out of the vehicle he was in and yell at the suspected thief in the truck, who reportedly raised his hands at some point before being shot.

Roe remained at the scene until police arrived and was arrested, but he has yet to be charged, according to the report.

Roger Burdette (Louisville Metro Police Department photo)Roger Burdette (Louisville Metro Police Department photo)

The driver of a truck that struck a stopped police car on I-64 in Louisville, Kentucky, on Christmas Eve has been charged with murder and driving under the influence, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Roger Burdette, 60, pleaded not guilty Wednesday, Dec. 26, to the charges after his crash resulted in the death of a Louisville police officer who was making a traffic stop. Burdette’s truck reportedly struck the cruiser of Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre Mengedoht.

During a sobriety test, Burdette reportedly could not maintain his balance and made mistakes during heel-to-toe testing. The report states he also admitted to taking multiple prescription drugs.

A truck driver was uninjured when another motorist fired several shots at his truck in an apparent road rage incident on Christmas morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, according to a CBS Channel 2 report.

The trucker told police several shots were fired at his truck around 2 a.m., and one went through the front window and ended up in the sun visor. Police said the shooting occurred after an SUV was coming down the ramp from 95th Street to enter the expressway.

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