Road rage ends in driver dead
VICTORVILLE — A case of road rage ended with the death of a Hesperia man around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 15 near Stoddard Wells Road.
The California Highway Patrol received two calls shortly before 1 a.m. that a minivan traveling north on I-15 south was recklessly cutting off other vehicles.
Witnesses observed the minivan tail a Toyota Corolla while going about 80 mph. The driver of the Corolla moved to the right and stopped on the right shoulder, and later told officials that he thought the driver of the van was a police officer.
The minivan driver, Kyle Gavin Barry, 24, stopped in the slow lane alongside the Corolla, got out of the van and approached the driver, claiming to be an FBI agent.
When the driver of the Corolla asked to see Barry’s identification, Barry punched the driver in the nose, breaking his glasses.
The driver of the Corolla drove away and called police. Officials believe that as Barry got back in his van and was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer going about 55 mph.
Barry was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The truck driver Peter Aguirre Jr., 46, of Victorville was unable to avoid the accident because Barry had stopped, blocking the lane, said CHP Officer Melanie Weaver.
Aguirre was not injured.
Barry and the Corolla driver did not know each other, Weaver said.
Authorities are still investigating Barry’s erratic driving before the collision and the assault, and they are not releasing the name of the Corolla driver, Weaver said.
There are no charges filed against Aguirre at this time.
From VV Daily Press