One Arrested in Fatal Riverside County Road Rage Attack

One driver blocked in another with his vehicle at an intersection before the fatal attack in Jurupa Valley

One person has been arrested in connection with a fatal road rage attack earlier this month on a Riverside County road, according to the sheriff's department.

A 35-year-old Jurupa Valley man was arrested Friday in connection with the beating death of Jerry Lakes, 55, who was attacked Jan. 4 at the intersection of Skyview Drive and Avenue Juan Bautista. A driver in a Jeep Liberty who was tailgating Lakes on a two-lane road drove around him at an intersection and used his SUV to block Lakes' Ford Mustang.

Lakes, who has handicap license plates because he suffered from a debilitating kidney condition, exited his vehicle and was struck in the head during a scuffle, family members said. The attacker left the location and Lakes drove home before going to a hospital, where he died.

Part of the confrontation was captured on surveillance video. Authorities distributed a composite sketch last week of the attacker and handed out details about the case Sunday at an informational checkpoint near the site of the assault. 

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