Driver arrested after fatally striking cyclist he suspected of breaking into his car: police

Kimberly Dole
September 03, 2019 - 10:52 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police say on Monday, an angry SUV driver struck and killed a cyclist he believed had broken into his vehicle earlier in Brooklyn.

Korey Johnson, 41, spotted the 47-year-old Donald Roberts at 15 Marcus Garvey Boulevard. fiddling with cars just after 6 a.m.

Officials say Johnson, who had his vehicle broken into earlier, stepped out of his black Jeep Grand Cherokee to question the cyclist.

The two got into a heated dispute and a witness was injured by the driver, with a screw driver, assaulted, and had minor laceration to the right arm.

Once that occurred, Johnson sees the bicyclist fleeing and begins chasing behind him driving the wrong way on Marcus Garvey Boulevard and then crashing into him in front of 805 Broadway.

The collision pinned the cyclist against a line of vehicles and caused the jeep to flip over onto its side.

The bicyclist was transported to nearby Woodhull Hospital but died. 

Police arrested Johnson and charges are pending.

Two parked cars and a semi truck were damaged in the crash.

Two car stereos, a screwdriver, a set of Allen wrenches and a fake pistol were among the debris caused by the collision the Daily News reports.

The bicyclist was the 20th killed in crashes on city streets this year.

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