Bicyclist killed in Irwindale by suspect fleeing police in alleged stolen vehicle

Southern California authorities said a bicyclist was struck and killed by an alleged stolen vehicle in Irwindale Tuesday night.

El Monte Police officers responded to a call about a stolen vehicle at a Toyota dealership on Peck Road. Officers observed the SUV as it left the area and initiated a traffic stop before the suspect drove away.  Authorities said there was a short pursuit. However, that lasted less than a minute before it was called off. 

Minutes later, the alleged stolen vehicle collided with a bicyclist around 8:30 p.m. near Arrow Highway and Rivergrade Road.

When officers arrived, they located the bicyclist on the roadway where "life-saving measures" were attempted.  The bicyclist was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Irwindale Police Department. 

The victim was identified by officials as 50-year-old Raul Castaneda of San Gabriel.

The suspect exited the vehicle on Arrow Highway and took off running before being located and taken into custody by responding officers.

The driver, Jonathon Del Carmen Calixto, a 29-year-old from Hanford, was arrested and transported to the West Covina Jail.  Officials said he faces felony charges including murder. 

The investigation is ongoing.