Two Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident on Plummer Street

CHATSWORTH, CA (January 19, 2022) – Thursday evening, Ana Hernandez and Matthew Zink were killed in a hit-and-run on Knapp Street.

According to police, the crash happened around 7:10 p.m., when the driver of a 2006 red Toyota Tacoma hit two bicyclists.

Paramedics immediately responded to the scene where they discovered the two deceased victims.

Meanwhile, Rodriguez caused several other collisions with multiple vehicles and property, ultimately crashing into a wall on Knapp Street. Authorities later identified the hit-and-run suspect as 58-year-old Nelson Rodriguez, of Chatsworth.

Chatsworth officials also identified the deceased victims as Ana Hernandez (37) and Matthew Zink (58).

At this time, Rodriguez remains in jail on $4 million bail.


The team at Sweet James offers their sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Ana Hernandez and Matthew Zink. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


Losing someone in a hit-and-run bicycle accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let their attorneys help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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