Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit-Run in Huntington Beach

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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) - A Huntington Beach man was arrested today on suspicion of a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

Blake Patraw, 23, was arrested today on suspicion of fleeing the deadly collision just before 5 p.m. Thursday at Yorktown Avenue just east of Newland Street, according to Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The victim was identified as 81-year-old John Carroll Stout of Huntington Beach, said Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Steinle.

Witnesses said they saw a gray car in the left lane eastbound on Yorktown strike the victim, who was outside the crosswalk crossing north on Yorktown, Carey said.

A piece of the car was left at the scene, enabling investigators to determine it came from a 2016-2018 Toyota Prius, Carey said. When police asked for help on social media Thursday evening, they received numerous tips, leading them to Patraw, Carey said.

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