Jewish man killed in road rage incident in Brooklyn

65-year-old Jewish man run over and dragged for two blocks in Brooklyn.

Arutz Sheva North America Staff ,

NYPD (file)
NYPD (file)
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A 65-year-old Jewish man was killed after he was run over and dragged for roughly two blocks in Brooklyn and left to die in the road in front of his wife, local media report.

Police said the suspect's van and the other vehicle, which the victim's wife was driving, were involved in a minor accident in Bay Ridge around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and stopped at the intersection of 65th Street and Third Avenue.

The 65-year-old man, identified as Gavriel Mardaknayevy of Brooklyn, got out of his wife's car and tried to confront the 55-year-old driver of the other vehicle, according to NBC News.

The victim walked in front of the suspect's van, and the suspect allegedly accelerated, striking Mardaknayevy and dragging him for blocks, authorities said.

The suspect stopped his car and was taken into custody. Charges against him are pending.

Mardaknayevy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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