The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating a deadly road rage incident. On Sunday, November 2nd, just after 5:00 PM, police received a call of an assault in the parking lot of Minit Mart on Scotty’s Way. When police arrived they were directed to a man lying unconscious in the parking lot. The man was identified as Carlos R. Lee, 46, of Bowling Green. Lee was flown to a trauma center in Nashville where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday, November 3rd.
A man told police he was driving a southbound on Louisville Road behind a slow moving vehicle. He noticed the vehicle behind him was tailgating and the driver was becoming agitated likely due to the continual speeding up and slowing down of the vehicle in front of him. He said when they reached the traffic light at Glasgow Road and Louisville Road, Lee pulled next to him and began yelling and cussing at him. Lee told him to pull over and meet him in the parking lot of Minit Mart. The two men drove into the parking lot, exited their cars and an argument ensued. The man told police as he was trying to leave Lee pushed him and he felt his life was in danger. The man told police he punched Lee in the face once knocking him unconscious. Lee fell and hit his head on the concrete. An independent witness at the scene corroborated the man’s statement.
The case remains under investigation. Police ask if anyone witnessed this incident please call the Bowling Green Police Department at 270-393-4000.