HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An apparent case of road rage leaves one man dead and another on the run.
It happened at the intersection of 19th Avenue Northeast and 30th Street Northeast in Ruskin at 3:25 p.m. Friday.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the two men had a verbal argument in a parking lot on 30th St. Northeast and College Avenue just 10 minutes before.
The victim, 19-year-old Zachary “Zac” Marcano died in the crash.
The family told News Channel 8 after the argument, the two sped down the road and at one point, the suspect’s blue truck hit Marcano’s motorcycle.
That collision pushed Marcano’s motorcycle into the path of a minivan. Marcano would die at the scene.
The family told News Channel 8 they know the suspect and that deputies have impounded his truck.
“I don’t, I think I ran out of tears, honestly,” said Zac’s sister, Cassandra Marcano. “He was. He was really lovable. Cared for anyone he came into contact with. Tried to do the most for anyone. Tried to help them out the best he could.”
Deputies shut down the intersection for hours as they canvassed the scene. Dozens of evidence markers could be seen at the crash site.
At least a dozen and a half family members gathered at the intersection and at one point, they walked to the crime scene as the Medical Examiner took the body away.
His family told News Channel 8 the two men had gotten into an argument and that Zac was sticking up for one of his friends who was involved in a domestic-related incident.
“He’s not a troublemaker by far, but he sticks up for what he believes in,” his sister Cassandra told News Channel 8.
It’s an act that may have cut Zac’s life short and torn his family, ten brothers and sisters, apart.
“I’m broken inside but he’d want me to be strong,” Cassandra said just feet away from where her brother died.
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