A Pettigrew man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a road rage incident that left an Alma man dead.
Jason Miller, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision that happened along Interstate 40 shortly after 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to Arkansas State Police.
“He left work because he didn’t feel good and he was headed home,” said Jason’s wife Tina Miller. “He’s always wanted a bike and a couple of months ago he got one. He loved it. He joined Riders United for Children. He loved it.”
Miller was driving a motorcycle behind a truck driven by Lawrence Finn, 31, of Pettigrew, according to ASP. Witnesses reported that Finn allegedly slammed on his brakes in front of the motorcycle, which then struck his vehicle.
Finn told officers that he tapped on his brakes after spotting the motorcyclist tailgating him, an affidavit states.
Miller was reportedly dragged behind the vehicle before slamming into a median.
According to investigators, the incident may have been caught on cameras inside of the white truck.
“There may be cameras that were front facing and back facing. We have obtained a search warrant to obtain those cameras to see what if anything is on them,” said Crawford County Prosecutor Mark McCune.
Finn is facing felony second-degree murder, the affidavit states. He was taken to the Crawford County Detention Center where he was being held without bond on Thursday.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Miller’s funeral expenses.