Pedestrian Dead After Being Struck a Week Ago North of Herrick Avenue Has Been Identified

CHPThe California Highway Patrol has identified the victim of the August 4 accident on Hwy 101 north of Herrick Avenue. Officer Paul Craft said, “The next of kin has been notified and the pedestrian has been identified as:  Raymond Severns, 29, of Eureka, CA.”

According to an earlier press release, The driver was headed “southbound on US-101, north of Herrick Ave., at about 50 MPH.  It appears that a male pedestrian ran directly in front of him from his left.  [The driver] braked, and attempted to avoid the pedestrian, but he was unable to do so.  The front of his vehicle struck the pedestrian.”

The deceased was a relative of Ben Taggart who tragically was also killed while a pedestrian on Hwy 101 on January 5, 2017. The driver of the vehicle that struck Taggart has not yet been identified.

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