Police: Tractor trailer rams car repeatedly with child inside

- The Huntersville Police Department is asking for information after a road rage incident Monday morning on I-77 south.

The incident happened at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 13 on Interstate 77 southbound between Exit 25 and Exit 23.

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According to police, a purple tractor-trailer with Indiana plates rammed a silver passenger car repeatedly. The driver is described as a white male with a grey beard or goatee. 

The driver of the car, 44-year-old Deomatie Ratiram, tells FOX 46 Charlotte that she was in the car with her 10-year-old daughter when the truck hit her car as she was getting on at Exit 25. She said the tractor-trailer did not stop making contact until Exit 23, eventually pushing them out of the way.

"It was a scary feeling, I am still in shock," says Ratiram. "The truck behind me came and hit me from the back where I thought he did not do it purposely. So I tried to pull over to the right.  He hit me really hard again.  Now I said he was doing it purposely."

Ratiram told police that other motorists were taking video of the incident with their cell phones while it was happening. 

Huntersville police are looking for anyone who had witnessed this occurrence.  

"My advice is to slow down and take your time.  Everyone knows there is a lot of traffic in the mornings and in the afternoons.  Either leave a little earlier or a little later if you can or just stop and get a cup of coffee.  Enjoy the ride,'" says Sergeant Matt Dunker of Huntersville Police.

Both mother and daughter appear to be okay following the ordeal, but hope that a witness comes forward.

"You dont have to be that aggressive.  Calm down," says Ratiram. "Why do you have to be that aggressive?  What if it was my daughter and 18 year old in the car by themselves?  Come on, it is scary.  Don't do that please."

This is still and ongoing investigation.  If you have any photos or videos from this incident, you are asked to call the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400.

 
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