Uber driver dies after being struck in the head with hockey stick

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New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick and the driver crashed the auto.

It happened when the driver, Randolph Tolk, got into an argument with 39-year-old Kohji Kosugi at 11st Avenue and West 20th Street just before midnight Saturday in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, according to WPIX.

The altercation then got physical, police said, as the pedestrian crossed to the driver's side of the vehicle, hit Tolk in the head with the hockey stick, and continued hitting him after he fell.

Tolk then got out of the auto and fought with Kosugi, who hit Tolk forcefully in the head and ran off. A man who saw the altercation followed Tolk until he crashed and called 911. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

An autopsy will be performed to determine whether Tolk died from the attack or the auto crash, officials said.

Uber said he was off-duty at the time of the attack. Kosugi allegedly stepped on Tolk's chest before fleeing on foot. "We don't know the cause of death but we are sure it is related to the blow that knocked him to the ground", said NY Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesperson Fernando Mateo.

Tolk lived in West New York, New Jersey.

Tolk, his son said, was born in Brooklyn and worked in the garment industry for years before it collapsed.

He was charged with manslaughter in the incident. He was walked from the 10th Precinct, his head covered by a hood.

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