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Caleb Unkefer, of Beverly Hills, is accused of driving his car into oncoming traffic, on purpose

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 16:02:14-04

A Citrus County man is accused of intentionally driving his car into oncoming traffic in order to kill a motorcyclist he knew. 

Deputies say 23-year-old Caleb Unkefer did this while he had children in the backseat of the car.  The children are 15 and 18 months old.

An arrest affidavit explains deputies came upon a vehicle collision at the intersection of Rose Avenue and South Osceola Street in Beverly Hills Monday.

Unkefer's blue 2005 Scion was on top of the victim's 1997 motorcycle, an arrest affidavit states.

Deputies explained the motorcycle was so far under the Scion, the Scion's two front tires were no longer touching the ground.

The victim was transported to Ocala Regional Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

According to deputies, Unkefer kicked the victim before he took off running from the scene.  Unkefer was detained not far from the scene by responding deputies.

Deputies believe the incident is tied to a domestic dispute that occurred earlier in the day involving the mother of the both children.

The motorcyclist was known to both Unkefer and the children's mother but was not involved in the earlier domestic dispute.

Unkefer reportedly told deputies he hit the motorcyclist because he had prior issues with the man.

The children were not hurt.

Unkefer is charged with attempted murder and child abuse