The son of Bruce Penhall, Connor Penhall, was killed Wednesday night as he worked repairing a portion of Interstate 10 in Baldwin Park.
The accident happened approximately 11:35 p.m. on westbound 10 near Francisquito Avenue, reported KTLA. He was doing contract work, repairing the highway for California Department of Transportation, when he was struck by the vehicle.
The driver, 37-year-old Takamoto Matsuhiko of Arcadia, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, reported CBS. Matsuhiko was apparently driving his Toyota Rav4 through the highway closure and continued onto the freeway when he was struck, said Edmund Zorrilla of the California Highway Patrol, reported CBS. He was booked in Industry Sheriff's Station.
Our condolences to our brother Bruce Penhall and his family. Your extended CHP family mourns along with you. Rest in peace @ConnorPenhall, tweeted the California Highway Patrol from their official Twitter account.
Penhall is the son of actor Bruce Penhall, best known for his role in the television show CHiPs. Before becoming an actor, he was won two world motorcycle racing championships.
Connor's brother, Ryan Penhall, is also a racer.
You never know what you have until you lose it.. Don't call me, tweeted Ryan after learning about the death of his brother.