Road Rage Victim Made Multiple 911 Calls

Road Rage, Pennsylvanian, maine, u.s.

Timothy “Asti” Davison, 28, became a victim of a suspected road rage attack as he returned home from vacation January 4.  The suspected road rage victim made multiple 911 calls as he was apparently forced off the road during a trip through Pennsylvania on his way home to Poland, Maine.

In what police are terming a road rage chase, the incident apparently began in Maryland and continued through Pennsylvania.  Davison’s first call was received by Maryland police, but apparently dropped as he crossed state lines.  He dialed 911 again, and this time, his call was received by Pennsylvania State Police.  Pennsylvania State Police are shocked by the extreme nature of the case, which seems to have involved the driver forcing Davison off the road and then shooting him.

The incident has resulted in a task force between Maryland and Pennsylvania authorities and the FBI.  It was initially suspected that the road rage incident could have been tied to an earlier shooting some 50 miles away, but no links have turned up between the two situations.  In a bid to save himself, Davison, the road rage victim, continued to make 911 calls.

Davison does not appear to have been an aggressive driver, as friends and family remarked he was very laid back.  He was, however, involved in three car crashes over the last decade and three license suspensions.  Nine speeding tickets were also tied to Davison’s record, but there was nothing on the record that police could see indicated intent to provoke a road rage situation.

Davison had initially called Maryland authorities in a frantic bid to report the Ford Ranger XLT was trying to force him off the road.  The driver appears to have chased him onto Interstate 81 from Maryland and was successful in forcing Davison’s Mitsubishi Montero onto a snow-covered median.  Davison was killed moments later.

The driver apparently fled south after the incident, turning around and leaving Davison to die.  Police are disturbed by the severity of the suspected road rage incident, as it indicates that murderous intent was in the crazed driver’s mind as he pursued Davison over the course of 15 miles.  The joint task force formed as a result of the killing continues to sift through clues and audio tapes of the road rage incident.

Several audio tapes exist of Davison’s frantic 911 calls and police are hoping the tapes will reveal something about what happened to cause this incident.

Davison had been working as a pipefitter and commercial welder for his father’s company. An obituary reported that Davison had been an avid outdoorsman.  His mother, Theresa Allocca, said that Davison was an incredibly easygoing man who would not have let other drivers get the better of him.  She said that her son would have likely called a driver who cut him off a jerk, but would not have done anything beyond that.

The manhunt continues for the killer in the case and concerns are mounting among truckers who travel the road frequently, noting that in spite of Davison’s multiple 911 calls, road rage is a concern, particularly since the killer is still at large.

By Christina St-Jean



New York Daily News

ABC News

15 Responses to "Road Rage Victim Made Multiple 911 Calls"

  1. Ray   January 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Guns just embolden jerks to this level of insanity. Get rid of them (the guns).

    • J. Albright   January 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Do you even stop to consider the consequences of “getting rid of” all guns? Criminals will not adhere to the laws, and it is not possible to get rid of all guns, same as it is not possible to stop the flow of illicit drugs. Stronger gun control will only result in a larger black-market for guns, and a higher rate of murders of law-abiding people who will not be able to defend themselves.

  2. CJ   January 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    In response to so many people posting about what he could’ve done with a firearm while traveling so fast, I think you should read more about the story. The victim was forced off the road and was stuck, that’s when the attacker shot him. If the victim had a firearm, he ccould’ve shot back as soon as the attacker pulled up to where he was parked. Just a very sad story.

  3. think1480   January 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I think the person to blame is the person who committed the crime and not the police or the victim. I hope this person is found because they have anger issues andare likely to hurt other perople.

  4. Bryan Z   January 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    How is someone supposed to shoot accurately at a car chasing you from behind at speeds probably approaching 100 mph, especially when it is weaving around to keep chasing you?

  5. Chris   January 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    It seems that his time would have been better spent by calling the coroner to come and pick up his body rather than calling 911. I had my handgun on my belt this weekend while I drove through 3 states. I probably wouldn’t have needed 911 or the coroner if this guy had come after me.

  6. Andrew Riegle   January 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I’m as pro gun as anyone but what could he have done here? Shot out his back window? Shot out the side window while travelling god knows how fast? An unfortunate reality is that if someone is intent on doing you harm with their vehicle there isn’t a great deal you can do about it. Someone snaps every minute on this planet and if you’re in the way of one of them then you’d better pray to your maker. Carrying a firearm only goes so far. It’s not an invincibility charm.

  7. lwolfe   January 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Everyone needs a gun to protect themselves. I bet the other party would have behaved differently is they were getting shot back at.

  8. larry   January 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Three suspensions and nine tickets? I couldn’t begin to fathom why someone would be outraged. Perhaps it was just natural selection… like the wild west. Nothing is going to bring him back… so the story is mute.

    • Sherry   January 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      So . . . no murder should be reported in the press because the victim can’t be “brought back” and therefore the story is “mute?” (I believe you meant “moot”, not “mute” as in “can’t speak.”) In the case of this “mute” story, they are still looking for the shooter, so there actually IS a reason to report it. And thank God your bizarro reasoning in these matters doesn’t hold any sway!

  9. Herschel Krustovski   January 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Are we just to imagine a description of the perp? Or does the lack of a description ell us that it was another one of obama’s sons?

    • Sherry   January 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      That was hilarious, Krusty. I mean, seriously – I’m about to bust a gut laughing.

  10. Jay Gifford   January 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I wish he had been able to defend himself properly, probably some career criminal or blood thirsty thug. Every article like this makes a law abiding citizen go out and but a self defense weapon, and for good reason.

  11. thebridegroomcomes   January 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm


  12. Larry schmickle   January 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    It’s a good thing the police were there to protect him, especially good
    He did not have a weapon to protect himself, that would have landed
    Him in jail.
    I cannot imagine the grief his family is going through.


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