Fatal Huntington Beach Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident Yorktown Ave, Newland Street

 Fatal Huntington Beach Hit-and-run Crash Yorktown Ave, east of Newland StreetMan, 81, Struck and Killed on Yorktown Avenue in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2022) — A fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Yorktown Avenue, happened Thursday just east of Newland Street in Huntington Beach.

The deadly crash happened about 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, the Huntington Beach Police Department said.

A 81-year-old man was reportedly crossing Yorktown outside of a marked crosswalk in a northbound direction. A driver in a silver car struck the  man and he went down in the roadway. The driver, however, fled the scene. Paramedics responded and rushed him to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.  The city later identified the victim as John Carroll Stout, 81, of Huntington Beach.

Pedestrian Accident on Yorktown Avenue in Huntington Beach

Investigators were searching for a gray 2016 to 2018 Toyota Prius or similar vehicle they believe struck the man crossing Yorktown Avenue.

Later, Blake Patraw, 23, was arrested the next day on suspicion of fleeing the deadly collision, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Finally, witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect may contact HBPD Traffic Investigator J. Rounds at (714) 536-5666, or Investigator V. Rattanchandani at (714) 536-5231.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group does not intend to represent any of the parties discussed. However, if you would like to contribute any information or have legal questions, please contact us as soon as possible. Finally, our law firm is a longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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