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Man stabbed to death following Bronx fender bender: Police

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Authorities say a 42-year-old man was stabbed to death in the Bronx on Saturday evening following a fender bender.

What are the details?

According to reports, police believe that a male victim and unnamed suspect were involved in a fender bender ahead of the attack.

The victim, Fox News reported, was not the vehicle's driver. Investigators said that an unnamed 36-year-old woman was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. On Monday, the New York Daily News reported that the unnamed woman was the victim's girlfriend.

The outlet reported that the victim and his girlfriend "were struck by a vehicle on the Bruckner Expressway in Unionport just before midnight."

"Both vehicles pulled over near Castle Hill Ave., apparently to exchange information, but the conversation soon turned violent," the report continued. "A man inside the other vehicle — it’s not clear if he was the driver or a passenger — took a sharp object and stabbed the victim in the right leg, cops said."

The suspect then reportedly got back into his car and fled from the scene.

The unnamed man was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but later died of his injuries.

What else?

One area man told the Daily News that he was horrified to see the gory display.

“All I saw was the police, they had everything lined off. I didn’t realize that until I got here early this morning,” the resident, a building superintendent, said. “And then I saw the blood and everything there, and I was like, ‘My God.’”

“Things do happen in New York, but at my job, where I work at, it bothers me a little bit,” he said. “This doesn’t happen around my neighborhood. I’ve been here for almost three years, and nothing like this has ever occurred before. It’s a shock to me.”

Authorities are working to investigate the incident, but according to WABC-TV, officials have yet to come up with a suitable description of the suspect or their vehicle.

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