Ralph Paccione Killed in Torrance Pedestrian Accident on Artesia Boulevard

Torrance Man, 78, Killed in Hit-and-run Crash ID’d

Ralph Paccione, 78,  of Torrance, died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Artesia Boulevard TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2022) — Ralph Paccione, 78,  of Torrance, died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Artesia Boulevard Thursday morning in Torrance.

The two-vehicle traffic accident happened about 7:35 a.m. on Oct. 27th in the 2700 block of Artesia Boulevard, according to the Torrance Police Department.

Authorities say a driver in a white 2005 Ford pickup truck was traveling at high speed westbound on Artesia Boulevard. The truck reportedly rear-ended a westbound black 2000 Toyota pickup truck.

Next, the motorist in the while pickup truck spun out of control and went up on the south sidewalk where it struck the elderly man on the sidewalk. The truck also crashed into a residence before it came to a stop. The unidentified driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Meanwhile, Ralph Paccione suffered major injuries and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Coroner.

Furthermore, the 44-year-old Gardena man driving the Toyota truck suffered minor injuries in the crash. Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment.

Finally, investigators closed Artesia Boulevard between Atkinson Street and Van Ness Avenue.

Torrance Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 310-328-3456.

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SOURCE: MyNewsLA, LA Coroner

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