Man dead after road rage incident in western NC, hit car head-on

Site of road rage incident in Buncombe County, N.C. (WSPA)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA)– A person is dead after a road rage incident on New Leicester Highway in Buncombe County, Wednesday night.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded after reports of a civil disturbance at Top Dog Car Wash around 9 p.m.

After deputies arrived at the car wash, they observed the suspect’s vehicle, a white, 2009 Toyota Corolla.

Asheville Police says the suspect is 26-year-old Timothy John Barnett-Queen of Columbia, South Carolina.

Queen saw deputies, and then fled, damaging one of the gate arms at the car wash, as he traveled southbound on New Leicester Highway.

Deputies chased the Toyota, but before they could catch up, the Toyota struck another vehicle, head-on, according to Buncombe county Sheriff’s deputies.

The passengers in the vehicle that was hit were a woman and a child.

They were taken to Mission Hospital to be treated for their non-life threatening injuries.

Queen was pronounced dead at the scene.

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