THE BRONX - A 31-year-old man is accused of causing his girlfriend's car to crash and then fatally stabbing her on the northbound side of the New England Thruway.
Sources say the crash happened at around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, when 20-year-old Katherine German was seen fleeing her boyfriend in her silver Honda Pilot. Officials say Dionis Espina lhit her car with his green taxi, causing it to flip over. The Bronx native has been a driver for Kiss Car Service since 2004.
According to police, Espinal then proceeded to get out of his car and stab German multiple times in her chest and neck. The driver of the Honda Pilot, who has not been identified, sustained minor injuries in the crash.
German's mother says she got a text that said Espinal was cheating on her, so she went to confront him with a male friend. She says that is likely what prompted the events leading to German's death.
Officials say Espinal also assaulted German's male friend by hitting him in the face while wearing brass knuckles.
Police found the steak knife used to stab the victim on scene.
Authorities say Espinal was involved with a domestic dispute in May which left German with a black eye and busted lip.
Sources say Espinal and German have a child together and that she had an order of protection against him.