Pablo Lyle was a star on the soap operas Mi adorable maldición and Corazón que miente

By Helen Murphy
April 06, 2019 06:50 PM
Pablo Lyle
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Pablo Lyle, a Mexican soap star, was arrested in Miami, Florida, after the actor allegedly fatally punched a man during a road rage incident, according to reports.

According to the Miami Herald, Lyle, 32, got into an altercation with another driver, Juan Ricardo Hernández, last Sunday after Lyle’s car cut Hernández’s car off. Hernández then got out of his car and began allegedly screaming and banging on Lyle’s car. The outlet reports that two witnesses saw Lyle punch Hernández in the face, before fleeing the scene.

Surveillance video footage obtained by NBC 6 allegedly shows the encounter. The video shows one man running out of his car and punching the other after the second man had banged on his car. The punch knocks the second man to the ground.

A hospital employee confirmed on Thursday that Hernández died at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, WPLG reports.

Family members told the Herald that Hernández’s brain injury led to an internal hemorrhage that left him unconscious. After several days in the hospital, his life-support systems were disconnected.

The Jackson Memorial Hospital did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for confirmation.

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According to the Herald, Lyle was arrested by Miami police while at the Miami International Airport last Sunday. He was charged with assault, the outlet said.

After his arrest, the newspaper reports that Lyle said he punched Hernández because he feared for “the safety of his family and 6-year-old son.”

Lyle posted a $5,000 bond and was allowed to travel back to Mexico, the Herald reported. A second article by the Herald, published on Saturday, added that Circuit Court Judge Lisa Walsh ordered that Lyle must return back to Miami for a bond re-hearing on Monday morning. It remains unclear if Lyle will face more charges after Hernández’s death.

The Miami Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

It was not immediately clear if Lyle has retained a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Lyle starred on the Mexican soap operas Mi adorable maldición and Corazón que miente, among others.

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