Driver Charged With Murder in Collision That Killed Jogger in Walnut: DA

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A 36-year-old West Covina man was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with a collision that left a jogger dead in Walnut earlier the week.

A neighbor took this photo shortly after a vehicle struck a jogger and crashed into a Walnut home's brick wall on Feb. 15, 2016. (Credit: John Pratt)

A neighbor took this photo shortly after a vehicle struck a jogger and crashed into a Walnut home’s brick wall on Feb. 15, 2016. (Credit: John Pratt)

Haissam Massalkhy was expected to be arraigned in court in Pomona on one count of murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Massalkhy was driving his 1989 Toyota Camry just before 6 a.m. Monday when he fatally struck 59-year-old Chi Shao, who was jogging in the bike lane, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Shao’s body ended up in the yard of a nearby home, and the Camry crashed partway through a brick wall into the yard.

The criminal complaint alleges Massalkhy personally used a deadly weapon, an automobile.

Authorities have not discussed a possible motivation in the case.

A jogger was fatally struck by a vehicle, ending up in a Walnut yard, on Feb. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A jogger was fatally struck by a vehicle, ending up in a Walnut yard, on Feb. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)