(L.A.) Patrick Chacon, 5, Died on a Street
Case Number: 2024-02586
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 5-year-old Latino male that occurred on a street.
The coroner’s office has identified the child as Patrick Chacon of Gardena.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt Force Injuries
RIP PATRICK CHACON (October 23, 2018 – February 11, 2024)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 10:43 a.m.
The boy was fatally injured in a hit-and-run while crossing a street with his grandmother.
Officers of the Gardena Police Department went to Marine and Budlong Avenues at around 10:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found two pedestrians on the roadway. The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene to render aid. One pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The other was pronounced deceased on scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown driver was traveling eastbound on Marine Avenue approaching Budlong Avenue. The driver turned north on Budlong Avenue, colliding with both pedestrians in the crosswalk. The driver then fled the scene.
This was one of two accidents in Gardena on Sunday. There was a separate incident at 4 a.m. involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard.