[UPDATE 12:41 a.m.] Pedestrian Struck by Car and Killed; Southbound 101 Shut Down Near Humboldt Hill
A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 101 south of Eureka about 11 p.m. The southbound lanes of Hwy 101 are being diverted onto Herrick Avenue.
The officer on scene asked dispatch to cancel the ambulance as the person was “1144”–possible fatality.
“Coroner is en route,” Dispatch responded a minute later.
UPDATE 11:22 p.m.: Traffic is backing up on the southbound lanes almost to KMart according to the person who took the photo below.
UPDATE 11:56 p.m.: Smoke from the flares rises lavender and grey from the scene of the accident as traffic begins to move through.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: One southbound lane of traffic is open. Photos from the scene by Robert Kroeker.
UPDATE 12:41 a.m.: Hwy 101 is now completely opened up.
UPDATE 4/17: The CHP released more information here.