Cops release truck description in road-rage killing on Pa. interstate

Police are releasing more details about the pickup truck they believe is linked to a January road-rage killing on a Pennsylvania interstate.

Pennsylvania State Police said today that troopers are looking for a 1993 to 1997 dark lapis blue Ford Ranger in the Jan. 4 shooting death of 28-year-old Timothy Davison. Investigators obtained the additional details about the vehicle through paint-transfer evidence from the Davison's vehicle.

Davison was slain as he was driving from Maryland into Pennsylvania on Interstate 81 in Franklin County. Police say the driver rammed Davison's 2001 Mitsubishi Montero into a median, then shot him.

Davison had called 911 to report a road dispute shortly before the fatal shooting.

Police said the blue pickup truck may appear black in some lighting, and would likely have damage on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Authorities are asking for help identifying the vehicle and its driver, and noted that the assailant may have sought to repair the truck in the past two months.

"We are encouraging automobile repair shops and insurance agents to be vigilant in assessing past, present and future claims of vehicle damage to any such vehicles," State Police Lt. Adam Kosheba said in a statement.

A total of $20,000 in reward money is available from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and Davison's family for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-472-8477 (4PA-TIPS).

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