Florida man Terry Kimball died Saturday after his driver punched him in the head in a fight during an Uber ride, last week
Terry Lynn Kimball, stepped out of the car at the parking lot of a convenience store, and got into a physical altercation with the Uber driver, Thursday evening
After Uber driver Kavir O’Farril Diaz, picked Kimball up he pulled into the parking lot of the Quick Pick store in St. Petersburg, Fla
The fight was caused by a disagreement over directions
Kimball, 56, was rushed to the hospital unconscious with brain trauma after 38-year-old Diaz punched him, just once
Witness said Kimball appeared to be the aggressor
His priors include multiple arrests for reckless driving, battery, threatening a public servant and disorderly conduct
Diaz is claiming self-defense, no charges have been brought against him
Terry Lynn Kimball, 56, was rushed to the hospital last week with brain trauma after Kavir O’Farril Diaz, punched him. St. Petersburgh Police said in a statement Saturday that Kimball had died from his injuries, according to a WPTV report.
Authorities in St. Petersburg said the fight between the two men is being investigated. Diaz has not been charged with a crime.
According to police, shortly after Diaz picked Kimball up Thursday evening the 38-year-old Uber driver pulled into the parking lot of the Quick Pick convenience store in St. Petersburg.
Authorities said Kimball and Diaz had been arguing over the route Diaz was taking.
Diaz reportedly, punched Kimball, who was hospitalized with serious brain trauma and never regained consciousness.
Police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez told WFLA that the two men got out of the car and started fighting.
“Right after that there was one punch and the victim ended up unconscious,” she said.
Kimball who has a history of physical aggression was said to be the instigator of the altercation
Terry Kimball got into a physical altercation with Uber driver Kabir O’Farril Diaz in front of this convenience store. Kimball ultimately died from injuries picked up in the fight
Carlton Reid, who witnessed the aftermath of the brawl, said when he arrived in the parking lot a woman was trying to revive Kimball.
“He wasn’t responsive,” he said. “It was pretty tough, really I was really scared. I didn’t know what was going on with him and I was pretty worried.”
Police sources told WFTS that a witness said Kimball appeared to be the aggressor. He has been arrested several times for various reasons, including reckless driving, battery, threatening a public servant and disorderly conduct.
A friend of Kimball’s told the outlet that Kimball was not a violent person and had a baby on the way.