Fender bender leads to deadly road rage incident in downtown Los Angeles

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Friday, September 3, 2021
Crash leads to deadly road rage incident in downtown LA
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After a minor collision in downtown LA and a confrontation between two drivers, a man wound up violently thrown off the hood of a car and died, police say.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man is dead after a minor crash led to a road rage incident in downtown Los Angeles Thursday night.

Police are still looking for the woman responsible.

The incident started when a man and woman were involved in what police called a "fender bender" at 17th and Broadway around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

They stopped briefly and exchanged words but then the woman took off in her car - and the man gave chase in his.

They stopped again at 18th and Figueroa and again engaged in a confrontation.

At some point, the male driver ended up on the hood of the woman's car as she drove away. She made a sudden left turn, throwing him off the hood and into the street.

The man was severely injured and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:25 p.m.

The deceased victim's name has not been released but he is described as a man in his 20s from the Los Angeles area.

The woman fled the scene and police are continuing to look for her. She was driving a 2013 silver Kia Optima.

The man's vehicle, a black sports car, appeared to have scrapes and dents along the driver's side door from the initial collision but no other substantial damage.