Man Killed in Hit and Run Accident
This married father with four children will never see his family again. Police say Kevin Pastotnik hit and killed Elias Lopez while Lopez was riding a bicycle. Monday afternoon prosecutors charged Pastotnik with killing Lopez while driving with a suspended license. Pastotnik told police he thought he hit a deer. The hit and run crash happened Saturday night on Winn Road near Broomfield Road near Mt. Pleasant. Police say Pastotnik first called them and told them he thought he hit a deer. But when police looked into it–they quickly realized it was the car that hit and killed Lopez. Neighbors 9&10 News talked to say they're shocked to hear of their friendly neighbor's passing. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Joel Deaner dug up new details on the accident. Lopez's funeral is Friday, August 13 at 2 p.m. at the Rivers of Living Water in Alma. Visitation will be held from noon until the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Lopez family.