The Torrance community gathered Friday to pay tribute to a 10-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a pickup truck this week while chasing after his dog.
Patrick Yarborough-Genniss Jr. died following the collision, which took place about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Del Amo Boulevard, according to Torrance Police Department and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner's officials.
He was walking his dog when the animal got away from him, loved ones said. A pickup truck driver swerved to avoid hitting the dog, but ended up striking the boy.
A fund to help the boy's family has been set up online at www.gofundme.com/fern-elementary-10-year-old-angel-in-heaven.