The California Highway Patrol released more information in a report Friday afternoon about a fatal pedestrian-vehicle accident that occurred in Altadena around 6:39 a.m. Friday.
A 54-year-old Altadena man was jogging eastbound on Mendocino Street from Brae Burn Road adjacent to the south roadway edge of Mendocino Street when a 2004 Chevrolet traveling the same direction in the #1 lane (left lane) veered right and the front of the car struck the jogger. It is unknown how fast the Chevrolet was traveling.
After the Chevrolet, which was driven by a 58-year-old San Marino man, struck the jogger it continued eastbound on Mendocino Street onto the right shoulder and the front of the car struck the right rear bumper of a 1998 Mercedes driven by a 61-year-old Los Angeles man.
The Altadena jogger was pronounced dead at 7:10 a.m. Friday at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where his family was notified.
The Mercedes driver sustained moderate injuries and the Chevrolet driver sustained minor injuries.
Initially the man who was driving the car that hit the jogger was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medications but was later released.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
At about 2:40 p.m. the westbound lane of Mendocino Street was open and CHP Officer Reyes told Patch that the eastbound lane could be open by now.