Pedestrian-Auto Collision in Irwindale Leads to Arrest of 33-Year-Old Baldwin Park Man

IRWINDALE, CA (May 2, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, police arrested John Shin following a deadly hit-and-run on Azusa Canyon Road.

The fatal collision happened on Saturday at around 1:26 p.m. at the 5000 block of Azusa Canyon Road.

According to reports, authorities managed to obtain surveillance footage from a local business. The footage showed a dark-colored SUV hitting the pedestrian and fleeing the area.

Following the collision, medical responders declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. Their identity has not been disclosed to the public.

At about 2:25 a.m. the next day, the police arrived at the suspect’s residence near the area where the collision occurred. Upon arrival, authorities determined 33-year-old John Shin as the suspect in the hit-and-run and charged him with vehicular manslaughter.

Shin was later released on a $50,000 bond.

Those with additional information regarding the Azusa Canyon Road hit-and-run can contact Irwindale Detective Leonard Garza at 626-430-2290.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash 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 legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at 1-800-900-0000 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.

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