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Man dies following road rage dispute in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – A man is dead after a violent road rage confrontation in Brooklyn Thursday night.

The incident happened around 9:16 p.m. when a 65-year-old victim got into an argument with a 55-year-old utility van driver after a fender bender at a parking lot in Sunset Park, police said.

As the van drove off, 65-year-old Gavriel Mardaknayevy of Brooklyn and his wife, who was driving, followed him down 3rd Avenue into Bay Ridge.

The chase continued on to 65th Street, where the victim got out of the sedan after his wife stopped the car and confronted the van driver.

The men got into a dispute, and the driver of the van got back into his car and tried to take off. As he took off, he struck Mardaknayevy, dragging him two blocks to 67th Street and Third Avenue, police said.

Police said a bystander stopped the van driver until police came.

The Mardaknayevy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The van driver was taken into custody with pending charges.

The utility van appears to be owned by Eagle Team NYC, a handy man service in the city. PIX11 has reached out to the company for comment.