Coroner: Autopsy shows road rage victim stabbed multiple times

Frank Andruscavage, Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa.
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Apr. 15—An Orwigsburg man killed in a road rage incident Monday was stabbed multiple times by his alleged assailant, Schuylkill County Coroner David Moylan reported following an autopsy Thursday by forensic pathologist Dr. Wayne Ross in Dauphin County.

Moylan said he ruled the death a homicide and the manner of death "internal hemorrhaging due to sharp force trauma to the head, neck and torso."

Moylan called the number of stab wounds to Marcincin "barbaric."

Hours after the road rage incident that ended in the southbound lanes of Route 61 in West Brunswick Township, state police charged Tamiir Ion Whitted, 29, of 119 W. Market St., Apt. 1, Pottsville, with first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and other offenses. He remains locked up in Schuylkill County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing.

State police Trooper Tyler Brackman of the Schuylkill Haven station said the investigation revealed that around 2 p.m., Whitted and Marcincin were involved in a road rage incident as they drove south on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township. Near the intersection with Brick Hill Road south of Orwigsburg, Brackman said Whitted pulled his vehicle, a Honda Accord, across both southbound lanes, blocking the path of Marcincin's Dodge Ram pickup.

The two men exited their vehicles and a fight began in which Marcincin was stabbed. The trooper said witnesses reported seeing Whitted continue to stab Marcincin multiple times after he fell to the highway.

Marcincin was pronounced dead at the scene and Whitted was taken into custody a short distance away after fleeing following the attack.