One person dead in apparent road rage shooting on 385

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A driver is dead after an apparent road rage shooting on a Mid-South highway, and it's just the latest in a string of similar incidents this year.

It happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday on SR-385 between Houston Levee and Forest Hill Irene Roads, about a mile and half from Collierville.

Deputies tell WREG the driver and a passenger were traveling eastbound on the highway, when two men -- possibly in a silver or white Chevrolet Corvette -- shot the driver then took off.

Tevin Savage. Photo: Facebook/Tevin Savage

Tevin Savage. Photo: Facebook/Tevin Savage

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Tevin Savage, 22.

"All accounts that we've gotten from witnesses at this point is that there was a road rage type incident occurring between the victim's vehicle and a silver or white Chevrolet Corvette," said Sgt. Mickey Keaton with SCSO

But it's still unclear why.

"We haven't seen any damage to the vehicles that would be consistent with them being involved in any kind of collision," Sgt. Keaton said. "[It's] unknown what really started it."

Traffic on 385 East and West was shut down for hours while investigators worked the scene, forcing hundreds of drivers to find another route.

The suspects' vehicle

The suspects' vehicle

Detectives found footage of the suspects' vehicle and hope it could help lead them to the suspects.

"We are asking the public if they are aware of that vehicle or who might be driving it to please give us a call," Sgt. Keaton said. "We're going to be relying heavily on tips from the public to identify the occupants of this vehicle."

This is becoming an all-too-common occurrence on Memphis-area highways.

This shooting is the seventh already this year, and the third to end in a senseless death.

The public is being asked to call 901-528-CASH or 901-379-7625 with tips.