CHP Releases More Information on Last Night’s Pedestrian Death
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On April 16th, 2016, at approximately 2053 hours, [an unnamed person] was walking in an unknown direction on US-101 southbound south of Herrick Avenue in the #1 lane wearing dark clothing. [Kristen L. Cady, age 19 of Fortuna]… was driving [a 2007 Nissan] on southbound US-101 south of Herrick Avenue in the #1 lane at approximately 75 mph. The left front end of [the Nissan] collided with [the pedestrian] in the #1 lane of US-101 southbound south of Herrick Avenue. [Cady drove the Nissan] onto the right shoulder and waited for emergency personnel. As a result of the collision, [the pedestrian] sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. [Cady] sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.
The southbound lanes of US-101 at the scene were closed for approximately 40 minutes while the collision scene was being investigated. [Cady] was found not to be under the influence of Alcohol or drugs. The California Highway Patrol Humboldt area is investigating this collision.