Report: White men in truck crash into young black woman in rage

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A young black woman was driving Sunday night in Jonesboro when she said a traffic snafu led to four white men in a pick-up yelling at her, flipping her off, throwing a beer bottle at her and eventually, crashing into her car before speeding away.

The incident was reported at about 9:08 p.m. Sunday night, October 29, in Jonesboro. Officer Nathan Ivy was dispatched to the intersection of Caraway Road and University Loop where a hit and run had been reported. The victim, 19, female, said she had turned onto Johnson Avenue and pulled out in front of a truck. The girl said the truck, a white four-door with a white camper shell and tinted windows, pulled up beside her. That’s when she said, “4 white males began to yell and flip her off,” as detailed in the report.

The confrontation escalated. The truck continued pace with the car. The report says one of the assailants tossed a beer bottle at her car. Another pointed something at her, she said. With obvious implications that it could have been a weapon, the girl conceded she couldn’t tell what was pointed at her at the time of the report.

But somehow, this wasn’t enough for the drivers in the truck, as she told the officer.

In her blue Honda Accord, the girl was pursued by the truck to the intersection of Caraway Road and University Loop. The victim stated the truck then veered to the right and struck the driver side of her vehicle. The truck continued east on Johnson Avenue as she turned south on University Loop to get away.

Fortunately, the girl was not injured in the incident. However, her vehicle sustained significant damage to the driver’s side, the officer reported.

Detectives were reviewing the case Monday morning. The truck was described as a white 4-door truck with a white camper shell on the back. All of the occupants of the vehicle were white males with hats on, the report said.

If you have any information about who may have been involved in this terrifying ordeal for the young Jonesboro woman, please contact Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP. Tips can remain anonymous. Otherwise, call (870)935-5657.

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