New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after he crashed shortly after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick.
The suspect, Kohji Kosugi, 39, is charged with manslaughter.
Police say Tolk was stopped at this cross walk when Kosugi, crossing the street, banged on his vehicle with a hockey stick and struck him when he got out. Then he kept driving, crashed blocks later and was found dead in his vehicle.
The driver continued south on 11th Ave. and entered the West Side Highway, where he slammed into the center divider several blocks away near the corner of Horatio St.in the West Village. A man who saw the altercation followed Tolk until he crashed and called 911.
He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Investigators believe it happened after an argument outside Chelsea Piers late Saturday night.
It's unclear whether Tolk died from injuries sustained in the crash or in the hockey stick attack.
'We don't know the cause of death but we are sure it is related to the blow that knocked him to the ground'.
The assailant, described as in his 30s, fled on foot, police said.
CBS New York spoke briefly to Tolk's brother - who did not want to go on camera, but said Tolk was a wonderful brother, father, and grandfather. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.