El Paso County Crime

Man faces attempted murder charges in Security-Widefield road rage case

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol says a Colorado Springs man is facing an attempted first-degree murder charges after repeatedly ramming another vehicle with his car during an apparent case of road rage. 

The incident happened at around 12:20 p.m. Saturday.

Police say William Rhea, 33, was driving southbound on Main Street from Leta Drive when he became enraged and rammed a red Jeep that was also southbound on Main.

State patrol says Rhea rammed the jeep repeatedly with his Nissan. Both vehicles eventually came to a rest in the northbound lane of Main Street at Holly Drive.

The front passenger in the jeep was thrown out of the vehicle during the incident. Both the passenger and the driver were hurt.

Rhea faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder.


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