Car hits pedestrian who dies hours later <br>

A 74-year-old Polacca man died early Dcc. 4 after a 1993 Honda with a 16-year-old driver at the wheel struck him outside Winslow High School.

Police said Richard Pavatea, 74, of Polacca ran out in front of the Honda after attending the the first night of games at the Winslow Ford Shootout basketball tournament at the high school.

. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m., police said. An ambulance took Pavatea to Winslow Memorial Hospital, but doctors later transferred him to Flagstaff Medical Center where he died from his injuries shortly after 2 a.m.

Witnesses told police that Pavatea was running across Cherry Street when a 1993 Honda hit him. Police said the 16-year-old driver was a licensed driver and was not speeding.

Police determined the driver was not at fault and plan no charges against him.


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