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Man who was beaten and nearly carjacked following a road rage incident in Brunswick speaks out

Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 28, 2017

A woman is facing charges after she allegedly beat a man following a road rage incident last week in Brunswick, according to a police report. 

Monique Howard, 22, of Detroit, was arrested April 22 after she was involved in several car crashes, traffic violations and assaulting Alvin Hickling at 5:53 p.m. on Town Center Boulevard and Center Road. 

Brunswick officers found marijuana in Howard's car. She was later charged. Howard was able to post bond and was released. 

The Brunswick police report does not go into detail about the assault on Hickling, 61. But News 5 spoke to Hickling Friday night. 

Hickling said Howard and another person were actually attempting to carjack him after bumping his vehicle. 

The people jumped in his car but were unable to take it because he fought back and the keys were in his pocket.

Hickling was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. His clothes were left bloody and his glasses were lost and he had to leave the hospital in a gown, Hickling said. 

Police told Hickling one of the people involved in the incident died in a car accident in Erie County a few hours later. 

Ohio State Patrol confirmed to News 5 over the phone and through a news release that a person was killed in a crash April 23 at 12:16 a.m. after an SUV hit a concrete median in Florence Township. The names were being withheld pending notification and the investigation. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that drug and/or alcohol, along with speed, are believed to be a factor, according to the OSP news release.