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Suspect sought in fatal road rage beating on Detroit's west side

Detroit — Less than 24 hours after a 24-year-old driver was beaten to death Monday following a car crash with another motorist on the city's west side, police have identified a suspect.

Investigators seek tips to find Lawrence James Davis, 23, who they said fled the scene on foot with three other males.

Anyone who recognizes him, knows of his whereabouts or has any information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260.

Detroit police have identified the suspect as Lawrence James Davis, 23.

The beating took place about 1:50 a.m. in the 13500 block of Livernois near West Davison, police said.

After the 24-year-old's dark blue 2011 Buick Regal and a dark blue 2007 Chevy Impala crashed, the victim got out of his vehicle and was "beaten severely by the suspect." He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

Supporters launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for funeral costs for the victim, whom they identified on the website as Tyler Wingate.

"Tyler was known for his contagious smile, constant good spirit and loving character," the post said. "All of Oakland county knows and loves the Wingate family. Though the loss of Tyler will never be easy, help for the costs of the funeral, etc will allow one less thing for the Wingate family to think about during this time of grieving."

The campaign had raised nearly $15,000 by Monday night.