CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. – In an unfortunate incident that saw a bright young life lost, an unknown person reportedly killed a new high school grad while she was driving. The shooting that left her dead caused her car to veer off the road Wednesday.
The 18-year old girl, Bianca Nikol Roberson, was reportedly shot in the head by an unknown person who was allegedly driving a pickup truck. The details were announced by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan Thursday night.
While the cases of road rage are not new and continue to happen rather frequently despite the best efforts of authorities, such freak incidents are not very common.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan while releasing the details about the incident said, “A red pickup truck merged in at the same time and the man in the pickup truck pulls out a gun and shot her in the head, killing her”.
The girl’s car was reportedly found lying in a ditch by police Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the pickup truck was seen next to Roberson’s car before the deadly encounter, then sped off.
Hogan while asking the suspect to surrender said, “To that person to that man who fired that shot turn yourself in now. Every second you are out there, you are only making this worse for yourself and making this worse for this young lady’s family”.
Meanwhile more details about the suspect are released. The suspect is described as man between 30 and 40 years of age with a medium build and blonde hair. He’s considered armed and extremely dangerous. “Every cop in three states is looking for this red pickup truck,” Hogan said. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400.
Reports suggest that the highway cameras reveal that the teenaged girl and the driver of that red pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet with faded paint, had some sort of altercation minutes before spinning out of control. West Goshen Police Chief Joe Gleason said, “They were jostling for a position or whatever. And unfortunately this gentleman took it to a degree that was just unconscionable.”
The girl had was a recent graduate of Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester.
A grief-stricken father of the girl, Rodney Roberson said, “She was a good girl, honor roll student, looking forward to going to college”. He said that the death of his 18-year-old daughter’s death still hasn’t sunk in. Her school officials have said that grief counselors will be back at Rustin High School on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The girl was reportedly out shopping for college clothes with her mother and grandmother. “I hope it’s not Bianca.” That’s what the teen’s grandmother said to herself as she passed the crash site Wednesday, intending to meet up with her granddaughter at home. She had no idea the traffic backup she was sitting in was caused by the crash involving her granddaughter.