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A Wisconsin Mother Teaching Her Son to Drive Was Shot to Death During a Road Rage Incident

By Victor Westerkamp

A 46-year-old Wisconsin mom was shot to death in front of her 17-year-old son while she was teaching him to drive on Aug. 30.

Tracy Smith, a sergeant at the state Department of Corrections, was teaching her son how to drive, when their car was allegedly rammed by another vehicle at 51st Street and Capitol Drive, in Milwaukee.

Reportedly, Smith got out of the vehicle to talk to the driver, a 35-year-old male, when he drew a gun and shot her. The shooter then left the scene.

Milwaukee Police reported on Twitter: “MPD is investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, at about 5:15 pm at N 51st/W. Capitol. This stemmed from a minor accident that occurred. The passenger of the vehicle that was hit got out and confronted the driver of the striking vehicle.”

“I don’t know what to say, but I know one thing, the way my daughter lost her life. It wasn’t right. It ain’t right,” said Ollie Luckett, the victim’s father.

The son tried to save his mom’s life by rushing her to the hospital. Life-saving measures were given, according to the Twitter post, but the attempts failed.

A 35-year-old man is arrested in connection to the shooting. Police are working on formal charges at the moment.

Another road rage incident was previously reported by The Epoch Times regarding an accident on July 6, 2019.

Woman Shoots Husband in Head While Trying to Shoot Someone Else in Road Rage Incident

A woman allegedly shot her husband in the head while trying to shoot someone else in a road rage incident in Alabama on July 6.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said Erica Cole was trying to shoot an unidentified person on the highway in Dodge City when she shot her husband, Nicholas Cole, reported ABC News.

Erica Cole, arrested on charges of shooting her husband in an attempt to shoot someone else, in an act of road rage in Cullman County on July 6, 2019. (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Erica, 31, was involved in a road rage incident at about 6:45 p.m. on July 6 that started on the highway, and carried over to a residence on County Road 160 in Bremen.

While trying to shoot one person, the bullet struck Nicholas in the head instead. He was taken to a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

“During the incident, an altercation occurred in which the offender, Erica Cole, attempted to shoot a second party but shot her husband, Nicholas Cole, striking him in the head,” Cullman County Deputy Brad Williams said in a statement, according to CNN.

Erica was arrested for attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment, and had a $30,000 bail hearing on Sunday.

She’s currently in custody at the Cullman County Detention Center with no bond, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 22.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further details have been released.

Epoch Times reporter Venus Upadhayaya contributed to this report