Pastora Ortiz Orantes Killed in Crash on Prairie Avenue
Driver Arrested After Fleeing Fatal Hawthorne Accident
Hawthorne, CA (October 19, 2020) – A woman was killed in a pedestrian crash in Hawthorne. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of October 19 on Prairie Avenue.
An elderly woman was reported to be lying on the ground in the 11700 block of Prairie Avenue. The woman, identified as Pastora Ortiz Orantes, 76, died at the accident scene. The vehicle, a Honda Civic, fled the crash site, but the driver returned to the scene 45 minutes later. The Honda was parked in Torrance. The man was arrested and the Honda was picked up and impounded.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Pastora Ortiz Orantes.