A driver was arrested for allegedly moving into a bicyclist and past fatally stabbing him connected a Southern California roadway, authorities said. Vanroy Evan Smith, 39, of Long Beach was taken into custody Wednesday connected suspicion of execution for nan onslaught Wednesday successful Dana Point.
"When deputies arrived, Smith was being detained by bystanders" earlier he was arrested, nan Orange County Sheriff's Department said successful a news release.
He remained jailed without bail connected Thursday. It wasn't instantly clear whether he had an lawyer to speak connected his behalf.
Michael John Mammone, 58, was successful a motorcycle lane connected nan Pacific Coast Highway astatine astir 3 p.m. erstwhile he was struck from down by a Lexus sedan successful an intersection, according to nan sheriff's department.
Mammone was a section emergency room expert astatine Providence Mission Hospital successful Laguna Beach, CBS Los Angeles reported.
The collision "launched him into nan intersection," sheriff's Sgt. Mike Woodroof told KNBC-TV. "At that point, nan fishy drove astir nan victim, exited his vehicle, went backmost to nan unfortunate and continued to battle nan victim."
The driver stabbed Mammone, who was pronounced dormant astatine a hospital, a Sheriff's Department connection said Thursday.
Smith was arrested and a weapon was seized, authorities said. Witnesses opportunity Smith was besides holding a BB weapon erstwhile he approached Mammone, who was lying connected nan thoroughfare successful captious condition, CBS LA reported.
Smith didn't person immoderate known relationship to Mammone and investigators were still trying to find a motive for nan killing, authorities said.
"As acold arsenic narration aliases motive, we person nary thought astatine this time," Woodruff said.
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