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Josiah Stayner’s Highway 50 Hit-&-Run Tragedy, Grieves Community

PLACEVILLE, United States. ~ Authorities are still looking for the getaway driver who killed a 16-year-old boy on Highway 50 in El Dorado County early Monday morning, but community members have already paid thousands of dollars for the funeral of the child. The teenager, later identified as Josiah Stayner of Pilot Hill by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, was struck and killed by a car on westbound Highway 50 near El Dorado Road between Shingle Springs and Placerville around 3 a.m. Monday, according to the California Highway. Patrol office in Placerville. Authorities described the suspect car as a white Honda Accord from 2018 to 2022.

According to Fleharty, Josiah is survived by his mother, father, twin sister and brother. Trinity Stayner, Josiah’s older brother, works at Cool Beerwerks, a brewery in El Dorado County. Josiah’s aunt, Sydney Fleharty, has launched a verified GoFundMe campaign in honor of the teenager’s parents, Nathan and Destiny Stayner, to raise donations for funeral expenses. Fleharty added, “Destiny, Nathan and their three children are searching for a new home while going through this unimaginable time.” As of Friday, more than $13,000 had been donated to the crowdfunding effort.

Josiah, a student at Divide High School in Georgetown, was reported missing by his family after going out for a walk at night and not returning. Posters claiming Josiah was missing after he was confirmed dead had been wandering around Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, which is one freeway exit east of where he was hit. The CHP says Josiah died of his injuries at a local hospital. To dig at will In a statement on social media, the company explained that donations will be accepted “to help ease the financial burdens they will face.”

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