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Former NASCAR driver Bobby East stabbed to death

Jul 19, 2020; Fort Worth, TX, USA; A view of the NASCAR logo cover during the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former NASCAR driver Bobby East was stabbed to death at a California gas station earlier this week. He was 37.

Police in Westminster, Calif., responded to reports of a stabbing Wednesday evening and found East with a serious wound to his chest area.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until paramedics transported East to a local trauma center, where he died.

East competed in 11 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2005-07 and in 31 races on NASCAR’s truck series from 2005-08.

East reportedly was pumping gas when he exchanged words with a man police identified as Trent William Millsap, 27.

According to a TMZ report on Saturday, Millsap was later shot and killed while police were attempting to arrest him.

–Field Level Media