A man who allegedly struck and killed two bicyclists in Chatsworth was charged Thursday with murder.
Nelson Rodriguez, 58, of Chatsworth, is set to be arraigned next Wednesday in a San Fernando courtroom on two felony counts of murder and one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage.
Los Angeles police said a 2006 red Toyota Tacoma going westbound on Plummer Street struck the two bicyclists about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, then fled from the scene and was involved in several other collisions with vehicles and property and ultimately struck a wall on Knapp Street, west of De Soto Avenue.
The driver, identified as Rodriguez, was detained by witnesses until officers arrived at the scene, according to police.
Rodriguez has remained jailed on $4 million bail since he was arrested, jail records show.
Ana Hernandez, 37, and Matthew Zink, 58, were identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as the victims of the fatal collision, CBS2 reported Wednesday.