Friday, November 15, 2019

Road Rage Incident on Interstate 81 Leads to Man Shot near Luzerne/Schuylkill County Line

A road rage incident on Interstate 81 lead to a man being shot on Thursday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, around 5:45pm, Thursday, Kenneth Kuras, 56, of Wilkes Barre and James Leiphart, 26, of Warrior Run, were involved in a road rage incident near mile marker 140 on Interstate 81.  This is between the McAdoo Exit and the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway exits near the Luzerne/Schuylkill County line.

Police say during the altercation, Kuras fired one round from a 9mm handgun and at Leiphart's door and struck him in the right ankle.

Leiphart was transported to an area hospital and later released.

Kuras was locked up in Luzerne County Prison on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangerment and other traffic violations.

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