In an act of family violence, one man was shot and killed, and another hospitalized after an intentional wreck in Vidor Friday night.

According to Vidor Police, a man shot a relative with a rifle after their trucks collided in what is being called an intentional wreck.

According to police, 62 year old Rodger Dale Allen, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn.

Assistant Chief David Vandergriff said in a report that Allen’s 43 year old step-son rammed Allen’s truck with his truck before shooting Allen. The shooting is under investigation and the suspect’s name had not been released.

The gunman was transported from the scene on S. Main St., to an area hospital. The street was closed due to the investigation, and there was no statement released on the man’s condition.


Allegedly both men were out of their vehicles when the shooting occurred. The only other information being released is that they are both originally from Vidor, but there were no other specifics.