Officers responding to a 911 call for a man who had been struck by a car around 4:20 p.m. found a 35-year-old Boston man suffering from life-threatening injuries in the roadway close to the driver’s side of his Honda Civic, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Belmont Chief of Police James MacIsaac said in a joint press release.
The man, whose name has not been revealed to the public, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died due to his injuries.
The driver alleged of hitting the man with his vehicle, Dean Kapsalis, 54, of Hudson, fled the scene before getting back to the Belmont Police Department about 30 minutes after the incident, Ryan and MacIsaac said.
An initial investigation tells that an alleged road rage incident occurred, in which both men allegedly exited their automobiles and engaged in a verbal altercation.
Kapsalis then reentered his Dodge Dakota and struck the victim, according to Ryan and MacIsaac.
He is set to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Investigation into the incident remains ongoing.