DSP investigating stabbing during alleged road rage incident
The Delaware State Police say they are investigating a stabbing that happened over a possible road rage incident.
According to the report, troopers and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 10000 block of South DuPont Highway around 2:30PM on Sunday for a report of a woman who was stabbed during an altercation at a red light. When officials arrived, they found out that the 36-year-old victim from Wilmington was riding as passenger in a car when another car pulled up along side of them at a traffic light at South DuPont Highway southbound and Evans Road.
The woman driver and a female passenger of the suspect car allegedly exchanged profanities and unpleasant hand gestures toward the victim and her family while at the red light. Officials say that the female passenger of the suspect car got out and approached the passenger’s side of the victim’s car. As the victim herself began to get out of her car, the female passenger from the suspect car began to physically assault her. As the two were engaged in the confrontation, the driver from the suspect car allegedly got out and began stabbing the victim in the upper torso.
Officials say the three then separated, got back in their own vehicles, and continued southbound on US13 when the victim noticed she had been stabbed. The victim’s daughter then pulled into a residence in the 10000 block of South DuPont Highway and called 9-1-1. The victim was transported by EMS to an area hospital where she was admitted in stable condition.
Further investigation allowed officials to find out that the incident may have started in the area of US13 southbound near Voshells Mill Road when the suspect vehicle began following the victim’s vehicle and was honking the horn and flashing their lights while traveling in the left lane.
The suspects were described as two women, the driver is approximately 50-60 years old while the passenger was approximately 20-30 years old, and varying descriptions of the vehicle were given, but possibly a grey in color Toyota Corolla.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective T. Valeski at 302-698-8442. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”