John Stout Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident on Yorktown Avenue

 John Stout Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident on Yorktown AvenueMan, 81, Struck, Killed in Hit-and-run on Yorktown Avenue

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2022) — John Carroll Stout, 81, died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident Thursday on Yorktown Avenue, just east of Newland Street in Huntington Beach.

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

The elderly, Huntington Beach man, was reportedly crossing Yorktown outside of a marked crosswalk in a northbound direction. A driver in a silver car struck the man and fled the scene. Paramedics responded and rushed John Stout to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Suspected Hit-and-run Driver Arrested

Investigators began searching for the suspect’s vehicle described as a gray 2016 to 2018 Toyota Prius. A piece of the car was left at the scene. Investigators also received numerous tips on social medial that helped lead them to the suspect.

Today, police arrested the suspected hit-and-run driver, Blake Patraw, 23, of Huntington Beach, 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.


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