Altadena Jogger Hit and Killed Identified

The man who was hit by a car and killed Friday morning has been identified, according to the Pasadena Star-News. Share your thoughts or memories of the Altadena man.

A 54-year-old .

The Pasadena Star-News has identified the man as Robert Frank Ott, whose name was mentioned by a reader in the comments of Friday’s Patch article.

The San Marino man who was driving the Chevrolet that struck Ott was arrested initially but released, Patch reported Friday. The Chevrolet also hit another car, resulting in injuries to the other car’s driver.

The investigation into what caused the car to veer right and strike Ott is ongoing.

Read more about the collision in this Patch article.

Did you know Robert Frank Ott? If so, what words would you like to say about him or to his family? Write your words of remembrance in the comments below.

Piloux Morris December 27, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I am sorry --- but did you say that the car "that veered to the right and died shortly afterward". I am not making light of this poor man's death, but that was really poorly written.
Steve Lamb December 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I knew a Bob Ott at lake Avenue church back in the 1970's who would be 54 ish now. If its the same guy, he was a good guy. Odd though, that Bob Ott was from San Marino. I had to read the story a extra time through to make sure it was the driver not the pedestrian who was from San Marino.
Laura L. Theune December 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I am praying for the family. Being hit by a car is one of the worst things that happens needlessly having been hit & run when I was 10 years old and left on the side of the road. In addition to Robert Ott's untimely passing, is the fact that the driver was released.
Olivier Gosse December 28, 2012 at 08:35 PM
This is such a very sad news and so sudden. Although I didn't know Robert for having met him once only 2 weeks ago at Maria's Italian Kitchen, I was definitely struck by his gentle demeanor and a positive approach to Life. My thoughts are with Robert's family and please accept my most sincere condolences. Olivier Gosse - RRT USA.
Brenda December 29, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Robert Ott was my GM at the original Claim Jumper in Los Alamitos. My interview consisted of him asking me to tell him a joke because "You need a good sense of humor in this business." He was a wonderful boss and mentor. I worked for him for 5 years.
Donna Elliott December 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I and Raul Elliott worked 32 years ( not me Raul) at Los Alamitos...Fountain Valley..Laguna Hills..Buena Park..prayers to the family. Raul is devastated.RIP
Lynda Ott Albright January 05, 2013 at 06:57 PM
There were two Ott families at LACC during that time; Bob and Bill Ott, and Robert Ott, my brother. Robert lived in Altadena and was killed 2 blocks from his home, on his daily walk. Devastated is an UNDERSTATEMENT to describe our loss....
Robin Sateriale January 06, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I know the driver, he had a stroke while driving. He is, like mr. Ott, a very well liked and responsible member of the local community. He and his family are devastated. While, clearly, this is not a criminal matter, it just shows you how lives can be changed in a second.
Robin Sateriale January 06, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Laura...clearly, you don't know the facts. You should not open your mouth and say such stupid things. The driver was released for a reason. In life there are such things as accidents. What happen to the driver, clearly could happen to any of us! That is the scary thing. It's people like you that upset me. Your inflaming the matter helps no one.
mark marktinez January 08, 2013 at 05:38 AM
I agree it was sad day for all. I know this man and he would never hurt anyone. he is personally devastated as is his family. my prayers go out to ott family. god works in ways that we may not understand, but if u have faith he,s the only one that sits high enough to judge. The driver is a good man and by far no criminal.I know of his commitment to the to help those in need. it,s sad someone could judge someone they they do not know, It was a tragic day for all family friends and anyone touched buy this sad day. compassion and humanity is whats needed in times like this. love and prayers to all.


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