Woman fatally shot in road rage incident
The Associated Press
ST. ALBANS - Police in St. Albans, Vt., say a man who ran a red light fatally shot the female driver of a car he nearly struck after the two got into an argument.
Police said they arrested 30-year-old Matthew Webster of Swanton on suspicion of murder a short time after the shooting at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and seized a gun from him.
"We believe this was a case of road rage that went awry and turned violent," Lt. Ron Hoague with the St. Albans Police Department said.
After the red light was run at North Main and Lower Newton streets, police said the driver of the car that was nearly struck, 31-year-old Anna Alger of Highgate, followed Webster's vehicle and confronted him. Police said Webster is accused of taking out the gun and shooting her multiple times. They said the two didn't know each other.
Alger was taken to Northwest Medical Center, where she died.
Police also said Webster's wife had been following her husband in another car and witnessed part of the incident.
Webster was expected to be in court Thursday morning. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.