Driver identified in aSheriff’s Department statement as Haissam Massalkhy, 36, of West Covina, was arrested on suspicion of murder and held on $1 million bail after fatally hitting a man who was out for a morning jog in Walnut.
LA TimesThe victim, 59-year-old Chi Shao of Walnut, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was jogging eastbound in the bike lane when he was hit by a 1989 Toyota Camry from behind, the release stated. He was carried several yards on the hood of the car, which subsequently crashed into the brick wall of a residence in the 20200 block of Barnard Avenue.
By late afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesperson said the driver had been arrested on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.