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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

18-year-old girl shot dead in road rage incident after two cars try to merge into one lane in Pennsylvania

Bianca Roberson had only just graduated from High School and was due to begin college this autumn.

fb Facebook Bianca Roberson, in her High School graduation photograph taken just weeks ago Facebook

A MAN DRIVING down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her, as the two tried to merge into a single lane, according to the authorities.

18-year-old Bianca Roberson was shot in West Goshen according to the Chester County District Attorney’s office. Her car veered off the road and was later found in a ditch, with the shooter fleeing in a red pickup truck.

Roberson had just graduated from Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester. She was set to attend Jacksonville University in Florida next autumn.

“Bianca had her whole life ahead of her,” said West Chester Area School District Superintendent Jim Scanlon. “What should be a time of great joy and celebration in a young person’s life has turned into a horrible tragedy.”

“We were all excited for her,” her father, Rodney Roberson told WCAU-TV. “She was excited. We were just happy for her.”

District Attorney Thomas Hogan called the shooting road rage and a “totally random, senseless act of violence”.

Authorities said the driver is man of medium build, aged between 30 and 40 years old with blonde or light-brown hair. His truck was described as a small, red Chevrolet pickup with faded paint.

“Every cop in three states is looking for this red pickup truck,” Hogan said.

“To that man who fired that shot, turn yourself in now,” Hogan said. “Every second you are out there you are only making this worse for yourself and making this worse for this young lady’s family.”

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