Coroner rules death in Loveland road rage confrontation as homicide

LOVELAND, Colo. — Authorities say the death of a Loveland man after a road rage disturbance last week was homicide.

The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports the Larimer County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of William Jason Wheeler was homicide by asphyxiation.

Police say officers and medical personnel were called to a disturbance in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue on Friday. They found Wheeler not breathing, with others performing CPR on him.

Wheeler was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not identified the two other men involved in the disturbance.

Police spokesman Lt. Jan Burreson said the case will be presented to prosecutors when completed.

He said last week the two men were cooperating with authorities.

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