[Update 4:50 p.m.] DNCSO Releases Name of HSU Student Killed in Sunday’s Crash
Commander Bill Steven of the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office said the student who died in the crash is Robert Romeri, 21, of Arcata. Romeri moved to Arcata from Rancho Palos Verdes to study anthropology at Humboldt State University.
Steven said it will be about month before the Sheriff’s Office knows if alcohol played a role in the collision. Steven said the cause of death is officially unknown, but he said it would likely be blunt force trauma.
Update 4:50 p.m.: Press release from Humboldt State University:
Anthropology major Robert Romeri, who was from Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, had been driving on Highway 101 when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree around 10 a.m. He died and his passengers, Alexis Galvan and Pearla Saole, were injured.
Galvan, who is studying Environmental Management and Protection, and Saole, a Psychology major, are being treated at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate, and has been in close contact with University Police. Campus officials are reaching out to family members, friends, and others to provide support and other assistance.
Humboldt State is offering support for members of the campus community who may need it during this time. Students can contact the Dean of Students office at (707) 826-3504 or visit that office in Siemens Hall 211. Staff or faculty may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at (707) 443-7358.