A man was stabbed to death after a traffic collision sparked a confrontation in Long Beach’s California Heights neighborhood Wednesday night, according to authorities.

Detectives are now looking for the assailant, who drove off after the attack, police said.

Police said they got a call about the attack around 9:30 p.m. and arrived at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Wardlow Road to find a man who’d been stabbed multiple times in the torso.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital, where he died, Lt. Melvin McGuire said. The coroner’s office identified him as David Michael Gross, 51. Police said Gross lived in Long Beach.

Police said the altercation may have started when a car struck Gross as he was crossing the street. Someone in the car and Gross got into a dispute that ended with the stabbing, according to a news release from the LBPD.

“The suspect then fled northbound on Orange Avenue, in a white vehicle,” police said.

Police asked anyone with information to contact detectives Todd Johnson and Donald Collier at 562-570-7244.

Authorities originally gave an incorrect spelling of Gross’ last name. This article has been updated with the correct spelling.

Jeremiah Dobruck is managing editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.