The Yuma Police Department has identified the victim in Monday’s (21) hit and run accident. Police say 80-year-old John Lawson of Yuma was killed late Monday (21) night in the 400 block of West 24th Street.
Lawson was struck as he was crossing the street by a 2011 Toyota Corolla, driven by 25-year-old Neethu Mattew.
Police are continuing to look for a witness to the incident, who was driving behind Mattew’s vehicle. The vehicle was a 1990’s model white or light colored Toyota Previa van.
Lawson was declared dead at Yuma Regional Medical Center.