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Long Island teen fatally stabbed during dispute

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MASTIC, Long Island (PIX11) — A 17-year-old was stabbed to death after a verbal dispute on Long Island.

The victim, Trevor Bender, was riding in a car stuck in traffic on Mastic Road and Moriches Avenue Friday around 5:10 p.m. when he and the 18-year-old driver approached a group of people they knew, according to police.

During the dispute, a man stabbed Bender in the chest and fled on flood.

He was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.