A 29-year-old West Virginia man died as he crashed his car trying to flee his attacker, who stabbed the victim in the neck, cops say.
Around 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 7, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies were called to a crash and found two vehicles, a green Dodge pickup and a red Ford Escape, had collided, according to authorities.
Police said Thomas Cekada, 29, the driver of the Ford Escape, had a stab wound near his neck.
Officers performed life-saving measures on Cekada, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital, officials told The Journal news group.
Officials confirmed the driver of the truck had non-life-threatening injuries but did not give the exact condition of the driver.
Police started an investigation, which showed the stabbing incident happened close to the crash scene, The Journal reported.
Authorities said Cekada tried to flee the area of the stabbing before crashing his vehicle.
The investigation led police to arrest Scott Hundley, 28, and charge him with second-degree murder in the death of Cekada, officials said. It was determined that Cekada and Hundley knew each other before the incident, police said.
Hundley was booked into the Eastern Regional Jail and is being held on $500,000 bond.
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