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Man charged with manslaughter in Indiana road rage beating

August 14, 2018

A 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 60-year-old man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten in an apparent road rage attack in Fort Wayne.

An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Brandon M. Cook, who was at large. The Journal Gazette reports court records say he wrote on Facebook that he “taught a lesson” to another driver.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office ruled last Wednesday’s death of Orlando Fernandez of Fort Wayne a homicide.

Fort Wayne police have said Fernandez was traveling on U.S. 30 at the U.S. 33 interchange when he was involved in an altercation with another driver. Both men stopped along the highway, and the other man exited his pickup truck, went over to Fernandez’s car and beat him before driving away.

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