Suspect identified in Deerfield Beach road-rage stabbing
Troopers search for Peter Whyte, 42, of Fort Lauderdale
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A man believed to have stabbed another man during a road-rage incident on Monday has been identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as 42-year-old Peter Whyte, of Fort Lauderdale.
A 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, believed to have been driven by Whyte, was found by investigators in Fort Lauderdale, but authorities are still searching for Whyte.
According to troopers, Tawny Grogin, 22, was traveling westbound on Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach when she was involved in an altercation with Whyte, who authorities said was driving his friend's car.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said Grogin believed the driver was following her, so she pulled off the side of the on-ramp to Interstate 95, believing Whyte would continue southbound.
Wysocky said Whyte pulled over behind Grogin, got out of his car and approached her vehicle.
According to troopers, Grogin's boyfriend, Nolan Goad, 22, also got out of the car and got into a physical altercation with Whyte, which is when he got stabbed.
"You could see the blood just pouring out of his rib cage," witness Tony Curry told Local 10 News.
Goad was taken to Broward Health North, where he was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities said they received a tip that the Grand Marquis Whyte was driving was abandoned in a parking lot along Broward Boulevard. Detectives ran the plate, and the vehicle's owner told them he had lent the car to Whyte.
According to records, Whyte does not have an extensive criminal record other than a handful of traffic violations.
Anyone with information about Whyte's whereabouts is asked to call the FHP at 954-837-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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