Family says road rage caused accident that killed daughter
The family of Lucy Enloe, 27, says they think their daughter would still be alive if it weren’t for a road rage incident that happened Sunday morning on Interstate 40.
"Just another innocent person because someone wanted to do something stupid on the roadways, so now two good people are gone,” said Eddie Enloe, Lucy’s father.
Enloe was involved in an initial wreck that the family says set off a chain of events leading to another accident that killed both Enloe and a second victim, 70-year-old Donald Hutchcroft.
Now, they're asking for the man involved in the first wreck to come forward.
"She called and said, 'Someone just swerved in front of me and stopped on purpose and I've hit them and they drove off.' She said, 'I need you to get here and hurry,'” Enloe said.
Enloe says he told her to stay there and that he was on the way. In the meantime, a truck driver stopped to assist Enloe. She was in her vehicle on the side of the interstate when a third vehicle ran into both the truck who was helping her and the car Enloe was in, killing both Enloe and the driver of that third vehicle, Hutchcroft. The truck driver who stopped to help Enloe was not hurt.
"In fact, I'm trying to find out who that was so I can personally call him and thank him for what he tried to do,” Enloe said.
The family says the truck that initially hit Enloe's car might have red paint or damage on the bumper from Enloe's car. State Police confirmed to Channel 7 News that there is an open criminal investigation into the incident.
"This person needs to turn themselves in or they need to be caught. They need to face the punishment that's coming to them, because they took a 27-year-old girl who had a long life ahead of her,” Enloe said.
If you do have any information about the white truck that left the scene of the wreck, call the Arkansas State Police.