DPS: Juan C. Lopez arrested in I-10 road rage crash; authorities looking for Simon Ruiz

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 07:14:37-04

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a road rage crash on Interstate 10 Tuesday morning.

The six-vehicle crash happened just after 8:30 a.m. on westbound I-10 near 51st Avenue.  

Juan C. Lopez was taken into custody Wednesday, according to Department of Public Safety officials. 

According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, another suspect in a Lincoln town car was chasing Lopez's pickup. At one point, the suspect's vehicle hit Lopez's truck and caused a chain-reaction crash.

Witnesses described the driver as "crazy", and said he was seen ramming into the side of a white pickup truck for miles as they drove down I-10.

No major injuries were reported, but video from the scene showed fire crews treating several drivers.

Troopers are still looking for the second driver.

To avoid being involved in a road rage incident, officials said make sure you comply with traffic laws, don't become emotional when you drive, avoid eye contact with angry drivers, protect yourself from liability with a dash-cam, and always call 911 for emergencies, or if you feel threatened.

Lopez is facing endangerment, assault and aggressive driving charges.