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Reports: Former NASCAR driver Bobby East dead at 37 after fatal stabbing at gas station

Bobby East, a stock car driver who competed in NASCAR's lower circuits and won three titles with the USAC, died after being fatally stabbed during an altercation at a gas station on Wednesday, local police confirmed to KTLA. He was 37 years old.

Police in Westminster, part of north Orange County, California, had previously announced the stabbing occurred without identifying East, but his death has since been confirmed by a release from the USAC.

The alleged suspect, Trent William Millsap, reportedly fled the scene and was killed by a SWAT team two days later on Friday during the service of an arrest warrant at an Anaheim apartment building.