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The Latest: 2 killed after road-rage fight are identified

The Latest: 2 killed after road-rage fight are identified

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a road rage incident in California that left two men dead (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

Authorities say the two men who were killed early Sunday morning following a deadly road rage fight have been identified.

The Sacramento Bee reports Monday that 37-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Carrasco allegedly chased and beat 39-year-old Jason Dykes after their cars collided about 3:45 a.m. Sunday on California's Interstate 5.

Sacramento police say witnesses reported seeing Rodriguez-Carrasco use a bat or pipe to hit Dykes, who died after suffering apparent blunt force trauma.

Rodriguez-Carrasco reportedly continued to hit other vehicles with the weapon, and he was later fatally struck by a third passing vehicle.

The men were identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.


11:00 p.m.

Authorities are investigating a Northern California car crash that led to a fight between two men and resulted in their deaths, one by apparent homicide and the other after he was run over by a third car.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that a fight broke out between two drivers shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday after they collided on Interstate 5 near Sacramento.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Zerfas says the fight escalated to a homicide.

Witnesses reported one of the men hit the other with some type of weapon, ultimately killing him.

The suspect then walked away on the highway and was then fatally struck by a car.

The investigation resulted in an hours-long shutdown of all northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Sacramento.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

Updated : 2022-05-19 08:09 GMT+08:00