Family of road rage victim ups reward; new tips come in

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Authorities shined a light on the January 2014 road rage killing of Timothy “Asti” Davison on an Antrim Township portion of Interstate 81 earlier this week and it has netted new information in the case. The developments have also spurred the victim’s family to up the reward being offered.

Five days ago marked one year since the homicide of Davison. On Friday Pennsylvania State Police  announced that in an effort to encourage more tips, the family of Davison raised its reward to $50,000. The family's reward, in addition to the $10,000 being offered by Crime Stoppers, raises the total award to $60,000 for information that leads to a conviction.   

“We have received numerous tips following our press release from last Friday,” said Trooper Rob Hicks, “and we are currently looking into them.”

What happened

On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at approximately 2 a.m., Davison, from Poland, Maine, was traveling Interstate-81 north towards the Maryland/Pennsylvania line. Davison contacted 911 and reported he was being chased by another motorist who was shooting at him. The chasing vehicle, a Ford Ranger pick-up truck, dark lapis blue in color, rammed Davison's vehicle into the median near Mile Marker 3, Franklin County, in Franklin County near Exit 3.  The unknown suspect exited his vehicle and fired several times into Davison's vehicle, killing him. The suspect fled the scene, driving south on the interstate. The suspect vehicle will likely have some driver's side or front-end damage.

Lieutenant Jonathan Mays, Commander-Criminal Investigation Section, Troop H-Harrisburg said “Since day one, the Pennsylvania State Police and the family of Timothy Davison have been committed to solving this case and getting justice for “Asti”.

“This recent announcement by the family shows how far they are willing to go to help get this killer off the streets.”   

Offering tips

State police are asking anyone who may have knowledge of the incident or witnessed anything, even if they believe it to be insignificant, please contact the PA Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.  All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for the cash reward up to $10,000.  You can visit PA Crime Stoppers at https://www.crimewatchpa.com.  Tips can also be left at the Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barracks at 717-264-5161.  

As previously mentioned, in addition to the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers reward, the family of Timothy Davison is offering $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for this crime. To learn more about Timothy Davison and how you can help, please visit the family's website at www.justiceforasti.com, their Facebook page at “Justice for Asti,” and their newly added YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mQyCrJTbm4&feature=youtu.be. 

The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind you if you see an incident of road rage, contact 9-1-1.  Information to provide is a vehicle description, license plate number and your location. Do not engage the other driver and take steps to create distance between you and the aggressive driver.