Indio Police cruiser
An Indio Police cruiser. Courtesy of the department

A driver accused of fatally plowing into an Indio man walking his bicycle across the street and speeding away — while out on bond in a separate case — was free on $75,000 bond Friday.

Mark Christian Bravo, 28, of Indio was arrested nearly a week after allegedly killing Anthony Duran, 51, at the intersection of Monroe Street and Avenue 42 on Feb. 4.

Prosecutors formally charged Bravo on Tuesday with one felony count of hit-and-run involving injury or death, and a sentence-enhancing allegation of committing the crime while on bail. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

At the time of the fatal crash, Bravo was out on $85,000 bail in an unresolved assault with a deadly weapon case.

Bravo is scheduled to be arraigned at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on June 16.

The defendant allegedly struck Duran with his pickup about 4:50 a.m. on Feb 4 while the victim was walking his bicycle across the street, according to Indio Police Department spokeswoman Ben Guitron.

The pickup then sped away, Guitron said.

Duran was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional information about the circumstances surrounding the crash and the investigation that pinpointed Bravo as a suspect were not provided.

Bravo has a felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

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