Suspect arrested in Elkhorn hit-and-run crash that killed 70-year-old man

Updated: 3:02 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021

ELKHORN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Elkhorn police say an arrest was made in the fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday night, Oct. 3.

Thirty-three-year-old Bradley Kirkpatrick was arrested and booked into the Walworth County Sheriff's Office Jail Wednesday, Oct. 6, for the hit-and-run that killed 70-year-old Francisco Garcia of Lake Geneva. 

Garcia was walking on County Highway H when he was struck by a pickup truck that fled the scene around 10:24 p.m.

First responders attempted lifesaving measures, but Garcia died of his injuries.

The investigation will be referred to the Walworth County District Attorney's Office for formal charges. 

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Posted: 2:24 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2021

ELKHORN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday night, Oct. 3. in the city of Elkhorn.

Officers responded to the 400 block of County Highway H just before 10:30 p.m. for reports of a man in the ditch who wasn't breathing.

Police learned that the man, 70-year-old Francisco Garcia of rural Lake Geneva, was walking on County Highway H when he was struck by a pickup truck that then fled the scene. 

First responders attempted lifesaving measures, but Garcia died of his injuries. 

The Elkhorn Police Department is attempting to locate a silver GMC pickup truck last seen traveling south on County Highway H from the scene by Gateway Technical College. 

The truck is believed to have minor damage to the passenger side headlight lens and surrounding areas. Police say the truck is in overall good condition and may be slightly lifted with chrome rims. 

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or incident is urged to contact Elkhorn police at 262-723-2210 or Walworth County Crime Stoppers at 262-723-2677 to remain anonymous. 

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