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Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:00 am

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Trial in road-rage death set for Feb. 5

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A trial date was set Wednesday for a Fort Wayne man charged in a deadly road rage incident in August.

Brandon M. Cook, 27, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Orlando Fernandez, 60, on Aug. 8.

Police say Cook beat the man, who later died of a heart attack, after they argued along U.S. 30.

A three-day trial in Allen Superior Court is scheduled to start Feb. 5.

Cook was arrested Aug. 16 in Panama City Beach, Florida, where he fled after the alleged crime.

mleblanc@jg.net