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Rapper Yngx 17 Run Over By Trailer After Verbal Altercation With Driver

Taariq Grant, who rapped under the stage name Yngx 17, was run over after an altercation with a driver.

By Gina Tron
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A California rapper has died after he was run over by a trailer following an altercation with its driver.

Taariq Grant, 28, who rapped under the stage name Yngx 17, was identified as the victim of the Monday incident, according to The Los Angeles Times.

A verbal altercation between Grant, who was a pedestrian, and the driver of a white Toyota Tundra began on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

“While stopped in traffic, the driver of the trailer became involved in a verbal argument with a pedestrian,” the press release states. “The pedestrian climbed on top of the left-wheel-well of the trailer. When the truck began to move, the trailer collided with a concrete barrier, causing the pedestrian to fall to the ground. The left-side wheels of the trailer then collided with the pedestrian.”

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Following that, the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene where they pronounced Grant dead.

No arrest has been made at this time and the driver of the Tundra pulling the trailer has not been identified. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Divison Officer Reyes or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8114. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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