Chatsworth driver arrested on suspicion of murder in deaths of two bicyclists – Daily News

A Chatsworth man has been identified as the driver of a Toyota Tacoma investigators said was involved in a hit-and-run that killed two bicyclists Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Police officials said Wednesday.

Nelson Rodriguez, 58, was arrested on suspicion of murder and held on a $4 million bail.

The victims have not been publicly named pending family notification, but have been described as a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s, according to a police news release.

Detectives believe Rodriguez was traveling westbound on Plummer Street in Chatsworth when he collided near Lurline Avenue with both bicyclists who were traveling the same direction. He allegedly fled the scene and was involved with multiple traffic collisions before eventually hitting a wall at a nearby intersection, where he was detained by witnesses until police arrived.

The LAPD declined to immediately say if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collisions. The investigation was ongoing.

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