CBS Local Miami reports that the trial of a Mexican soap opera actor accused of manslaughter in a road rage incident is set to begin.
32-year-old Pablo Lyle has had a trial date set for an incident of road rage that killed another motorist.
The incident took place on March 31, 2019. Lyle was a passenger in a car being driven by his brother-in-law. His brother in law cut off 63-year-old Juan Ricardo Hernandez at the intersection of NW 27th Avenue and 14th Street.
Surveillance video caught Lyle getting out of his vehicle and running to Hernandez’s vehicle, then banging on the window. Hernandez also got out of the vehicle. The vehicle that Lyle had been in began rolling, so his brother-in-law then ran to stop the car.
Lyle then threw a punch at Hernandez, knocking the 63-year-old man out with one punch. Hernandez suffered from a broken skull and internal bleeding. He died four days after the incident.
Attorneys for Lyle are claiming that he threw the punch in self-defense. He is facing charges of manslaughter. The trial is set to begin on August 22nd.
The term “road rage” was coined by KTLA Los Angeles after a string of shootings occurred on several freeways in the city. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, road rage is defined when a driver commits traffic offenses so as to endanger other motorists or the assault of another motorist by a driver or passenger either with a weapon or without.