Man Faces a Felony After a Road Rage Incident in Missoula
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On April 23, 2023, Missoula Police Department Officers were dispatched to a road rage incident near Stephens and Mount Avenue. According to call notes, a male in a jeep, later identified as Chance Crowder, was swerving and trying to run another female, Jane Doe, off the road. Crowder was reportedly screaming at Doe and there were three separate 911 calls regarding this incident.
When the officers arrived, one made contact with Crowder and another spoke with witnesses. According to the first witness, Crowder was swerving his vehicle at Doe, tailgating her, and cutting her off. The witness also saw Crowder cut off a third-party vehicle to get in front of Doe, which he said nearly caused the other vehicle to crash.
The witness said Crowder continued to drive very aggressively, cutting Doe off and slamming on the brakes repeatedly. At one point, the witness said Crowder slammed on his brakes and caused both he and Doe to go off onto the shoulder. He said they were driving roughly 55-60 miles per hour when that happened.
The officer spoke to a second witness who also reported that Crowder was swerving in the road and kept pulling in front of Doe to “brake check” her. The witness said Crowder swerved into Doe’s lane multiple times like he was trying to hit her.
Finally, the officer spoke to a third witness who was a passenger in a car. They reported that Crowder cut off their vehicle to get behind Doe and almost made their vehicle rear-end Crowder’s car.
While the above was taking place, another officer spoke with Doe. Doe said she is in a relationship with Crowder. She said she left a residence in her vehicle with their child. When she left, Crowder followed them in his vehicle and tried to get her to stop. According to court documents, she said Crowder’s driving behavior concerned her because she thought he might “wreck” into her to get her to stop.
Crowder is currently being charged with one count of felony criminal endangerment.
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