Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Lake Tahoe
July 2, 2018
A man is in custody in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on U.S. 50 in South Lake Tahoe.
Joseph Chesler arrived at the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 5 p.m. Friday, according to California Highway Patrol.
He was arrested within an hour on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
Construction workers discovered the body of 33-year-old Trevor Bright in a ditch off the eastbound side of U.S. 50 near the Motel 6 sometime before 5:45 a.m.
Bright was riding a mountain bike across U.S. 50 at an unknown time on June 26 when a driver struck him and did not stop.
Chesler was booked into custody with a $125,000 bail.
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An SUV was impounded as evidence.