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Man stabbed to death in Chapalita road rage incident

A man traveling with his son was knifed to death in a case of extreme road rage that occurred near the Matute Remus suspension bridge on Guadalajara’s busy Avenida Lazaro Cardenas.

Authorities said the incident started in Colonia Chapalita after a red Ford Lobo pickup and a Mazda Sedan collided as each tried to gain the right of way while coming off the bridge’s exit lane. According to reports, the driver of Mazda chased the Ford as it headed toward the Millenium Arches, eventually managing to halt its advance at the intersection of Calle Merced. Witnesses said one of the occupants of the Mazda then got out of the car and began to stab the driver of the Ford in the neck and chest. The assailant and his fellow passengers then sped away from the scene in great haste, witnesses said.

The victim’s son, who was traveling in the passenger seat of the Lobo, accompanied his father to the nearby Leonardo Oliva Green Cross clinic thanks to the help of other motorists who came to their aid. Unfortunately, the driver, reportedly aged between 50 and 55, was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigators said surveillance cameras recorded the incident and the knife used in the assault was left at the scene.

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