Man Killed in Huntington Beach Hit-and-Run Crash
An elderly man ID’d as John Stout, 81, was hit and killed by a vehicle in Huntington Beach on April 14th.
Per police, the incident occurred around 5 p.m. that Thursday on Yorktown Avenue.
Stout was reportedly walking outside of a marked crosswalk when a silver Toyota Prius struck him and fled the scene.
The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he sadly died due to his injuries.
Thanks to social media, authorities were able to locate the suspect, Blake Patraw, 23, and arrest him.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Stout.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.