[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] Hit and Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead on Hwy 101 This Morning

Hit and run

Background photo by Oliver Cory

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 12:40AM, CHP dispatch received calls of a possible deceased body in the roadway on northbound US-101 north of the McKinleyville Airport or south of Clam Beach.

The Humboldt County Sheriff Department along with Fire and EMS personnel responded to assists and arrived on scene prior to CHP.  The pedestrian was determined to be deceased.  CHP closed the highway at 1:19 AM to facilitate the investigation.

Evidence indicates that a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling northbound.  The involved vehicle then fled the scene.  Evidence suggests the vehicle may have significant damage, particularly to the undercarriage and/or wheel wells.  The highway was reopened at 2:27AM.

The identity of the pedestrian will be released pending family notification by the Humboldt County Coroner’s office.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, specifically information related to the involved vehicle is requested to call the Humboldt Area CHP office at 707-822-5981.  This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be provided as more details are acquired.

 

UPDATE 10 a.m.: Dark Blue Full Sized Pickup Sought for Fatal Hit and Run

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Trinidad Man Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run; Dark Blue Pickup Still Sought

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21 comments

  • They can run but they can’t hide.

  • Must’ve been Marci!

  • This is getting ridiculous. They will just lawyer up even if they are found. I think kitchen has made things worse. Everyone knows what she has been able to do. Trip to mexico,washington. Our “justice” system around here is all screwed up

    • I agree. The police have never had the ability to catch everybody. A society is trained to stay within defined moral boundaries only when they see consequences being served. When these laws are seen to be flagrantly violated with no consequence…well, why should anybody else play by the rules? Morality-yes but not all of us have that! I reference the recent Weed Greed Rush as an example. The Marci Kitchener situation has shown our justice system to be not much more than a paper tiger and people are noticing. Humboldt County is a great place for criminals.

  • Curiouser and curiouser

    no regard for human life in this place?

  • Hmm night before Cinco de mayo …let’s wear black clothes at midnight on the hiway….
    No no.lets drink a lotta tequila and head to the beach!….. Fate n destiny…

  • Prudence Juris

    Had to drive to drive to the airport last night at midnight or so. I saw a pedestrian wearing dark clothing walking on the northbound side of the 101 near one of the McKinleyville exits. Light fog was developing at that time. I definitely thought it was a dangerous situation and it turned out it was. Please be careful and wear something visible at night if you’re going to walk on the freeway.
    This is no excuse for the drivers actions, I hope they are caught and quickly.
    RIP Mr. Northbound Walker

  • My Heart & My Prayers to The Northbound Man’s Family.
    Also,
    I Pray the Person whose responsible for Mr. Northbounds death, is found and prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law(unlike Marci!)!

  • Michelle Steele

    Rude comments on. This situation is very unnecessary people’s family and friends probably read these post and this is not the place for these comments about Marci Kitchen we all know what she did but that is a totally separate case from this man. Prayers to the family and friends of this victim. May you R.I.P. whoever you are…

    • I’m sorry but I posted above. The reference to Marci Kitchener is valid because this is yet another hit and run. It appears we are seeing more and I am concerned. How could you not stop?! Well, if you think you can get away with it ….and that is why I reference the Marci Kitchener situation. Of course I wish the victim to Rest in Peace and may the family survive and heal. I also think we have a problem that may continue and Kym has given us a forum to respectfully discuss these things. Peace!

  • When people think they are being watched, there are 80% fewer accidents. Life is precious but apparently not to hit and run drivers. How can you hit someone and leave them to die alone on a cold highway?

  • Michelle Steele

    Rude comments on. This situation is very unnecessary people’s family and friends probably read these post and this is not the place for these comments about Marci Kitchen we all know what she did but that is a totally separate case from this man. Prayers to the family and friends of this victim. May you R.I.P. whoever you are

  • The Apache Warrior

    And just isn’t this the place to talk about ms. Kitchen? She killed her own child and relative and ran and hid out until she was caught and has been able to go to other states, etc., while her Daughter & Niece (I believe) is laying in a box underneath cold, wet earth. She should have been buried in a cold, dank cell until ‘her’ faith is determined. I, for one, have no, 0, sympathy for these worthless people who runs over innocent people and runs to try and hide and not get caught. May the in-named individual from this morning and the two young (never to grow old) Ladies forever Rest In Peace.

  • Another lost sole left on the road like trash.What the fuck happen to humankindness and the ability to take responsibility for what you do. My prayers and condolences to the family. I’m so sorry their are.such HEARTLESS people that do such evil things.P.M.A

  • Im so sorry

  • This person has 3 daughters. Friends that love him a mother who will be heart broken.
    a kind Heart.
    Show respect

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