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Monday February 15th, 2016 :: 10:43 a.m. PST

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**Update** #LASD Homicide Dets Continue Investigation Into Fatal Traffic Collision, Citadel Dr./La Puente Rd, Walnut

On Monday, February 15, 2016 at approximately 5:50 a.m., Walnut Station deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from a home owner in the 20200 block of Barnard Avenue in the city of Walnut.  The caller said a vehicle had collided into the brick wall outside his house. 

Deputies arrived on-scene and detained a male adult driver.  Deputies learned the vehicle, a 1989 Toyota Camry, was being driven eastbound on La Puente Road, west of Citadel Drive when it struck a male adult, who was jogging eastbound in the bike lane, from behind.  The vehicle carried the jogger several yards on the hood of the car until it collided with the brick wall of the Barnard Avenue residence. 

The jogger was pronounced dead at the scene.  The identity of the jogger is unknown at this time and will not be released pending identification from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner.

The driver did not appear to be injured. 

The driver is being detained at Walnut Station, pending further investigation. 

Homicide detectives have responded to conduct an investigation into the actions of the driver and the cause of the accident.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

 

Written By:

Steve Jauch, Lieutenant

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Homicide Bureau

1 Cupania Circle, Monterrey Park, CA 91755

(323) 890-5500

 

Forwarded By:

Sara Rodriguez, Deputy

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 

Hall of Justice - First floor  

211 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-229-1700
 

 

*******************Original Press Release*******************

 

Date and Time of Occurrence: Monday, February 15, 2016 at approximately 5:52 a.m.

Location: Citadel Drive and La Puente Road, Walnut

Victim: Male Hispanic, unknown age

Suspect(s): Unknown

Unit: Homicide – Lieutenant Jauch  

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives are responding to the intersection of Citadel Drive and La Puente Road in the city of Walnut, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal traffic collision.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation is on-going, and there is no additional information available at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

 

Written and Forwarded By:

Sara Rodriguez, Deputy

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 

Hall of Justice - First floor  

211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-229-1700
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