Jewish Man Dragged to Death in Brooklyn

A 55-year-old man who had been driving in Brooklyn Thursday allegedly ran over a 65-year-old Jewish man after a fender bender, authorities say, dragging the victim for roughly two blocks before leaving him to die in the road in front of his wife.

From NBC New York:

Police say 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 p.m. 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. He walked in front of the suspect’s van, and the suspect allegedly accelerated, striking Mardaknayevy and dragging him for blocks, authorities say.

The suspect stopped his car and was taken into custody, police say. Charges against him are pending. Mardaknayevy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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