Mexican soap opera star punches motorist, who later dies, during Miami road-rage incident: Cops

A popular actor known for his role on the Mexican soap opera “Mi Adorable Maldicion” is facing criminal charges in the U.S. for an alleged case of road rage that resulted in a 63-year-old man’s death this week.

According to Fox News, 32-year-old Pablo Lyle was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony battery and later released — with permission to return to Mexico — after posting $5,000 bond.

Following news of the other motorist’s death, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Lisa Walsh issued a statement indicating that “enhanced charges are likely to be filed” and the court is “rescinding the travel order.”

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Authorities in Miami say Lyle punched another motorist, identified as Juan Ricardo Hernandez, during an altercation on Monday. Hernandez reportedly fell and hit his head, an injury that led to his hospitalization and ultimately death a few days later.

Lyle was allegedly driving his family to the Miami International Airport on Sunday evening and cut off Hernandez in traffic. Reports claim the other driver exited his car at an intersection and began banging on Lyle’s window.

One of the occupants of the car Lyle was in also exited in an apparent attempt to stop the man’s aggression, according to reports. Though the unidentified man reportedly told police that he did not see Lyle hit Hernandez, he recalled the actor getting back in his seat and tell the driver to “drive away.”

During an interview with police, Lyle reportedly said he was trying to “protect his family” and acknowledged that he hit the other driver.

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[Featured image: Pablo Lyle, Miami Dade Police]