Parents: Woman's road rage caused son's death

Posted at 1:09 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 01:09:35-04

OMAHA, NE (KPTM/CNN) – The parents of a Nebraska man killed after a motorcycle crash want the woman they say caused the crash through her road rage charged.

Kristine and Scott Torrice lost their 24-year-old son, Andrew Torrice, June 10 after he went to ride a motorcycle with his friends and a large group of fellow motorcyclists.

The parents say another vehicle was on the road with the group, and the driver tried to get in the lane all of the motorcycles were in. But the group didn’t let the woman in, and Andrew Torrice’s friends say that made her angry. She followed them to a gas station.

"She apparently pulled into the area and sat with her headlights blaring right at the group. She sat there for what they estimate to be about 20 to 30 minutes, just watching them,” Kristine Torrice said.

Kristine Torrice says that’s when her son started to head home. The man’s friends told her he drove catty-corner across the front of the woman’s car.

"She gunned the engine and tried to run him over, and when she missed, she then took off across the parking lot after him,” Kristine Torrice said.

The woman chased the 24-year-old for about a mile, police say.

"He ended up running the light and T-boning another motorcycle. All three people died on the scene,” Kristine Torrice said.

The mother says some people told her the woman driving the car got out and saw what happened then got back in her car and took off.

"She needs to be caught. She needs to be charged. Had she not gone after him the way she did, chasing him down that street, three people would still be alive today,” Kristine Torrice said.

Police haven’t been able to get a license plate number from surveillance video, the mother says.

"We're just sitting here trying to put the pieces back together, you know, wanting justice for our son,” Kristine Torrice said.

Police say they aren’t sure what the driver of the car would be charged with if they do find her.

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