Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car in Walnut Monday morning.
Authorities said around 5:50 a.m., a male jogger was struck near the corner of La Puente Road and Citadel Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car ended up crashing into a brick wall in the backyard of a home in the 20200 block of Barnard Avenue, just near the intersection. The driver survived, but it is unclear if the person sustained any injuries.
When the driver hit the jogger, authorities said the man was thrown onto the hood of the car and then knocked off when the car smashed through the brick wall.
Authorities believe the crash may have been intentional, but homicide detectives will determine the nature of the crash during the investigation. The driver was detained for questioning.
The victim’s identity was not released. The driver’s name was also not released depending on the outcome of the questioning.
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