The California driver who was allegedly beaten to death after trying to mow down people outside a bar he was booted from has been identified by his family as a father of four.
The new details emerged as authorities continued to investigate the deadly confrontation involving 40-year-old Melguin Lopez Santos outside the Rock It Sports Lounge in Hawthorne just after midnight Saturday.
Santos had earlier been asked to leave the bar after getting into a verbal altercation, the LA sheriff’s department said.
He then allegedly returned in his truck, mounted the sidewalk and nearly struck several people standing outside the bar.
Authorities said the driver lost control of his truck and hit a tree.
A group of men tried to take Santos out