Photo of Suzie Seemann who was fatally struck by a hit and run driver yesterday morning

The families of the victims of yesterday’s tragic hit and run in north Eureka issued a statement to the local running club.  According to the statement, Suzie Seemann, shown above, was the woman who died as result.  Seemann was a geography lecturer at Humboldt State University where she was described as  an “[e]xtremely knowledgeable professor, wanting to see her students succeed.“ 

The families’ statement explains her running partners, Jessie Hunt and Terri Vroman Little, both “underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital” yesterday and are recovering. The statement also references “the late beloved running dog/partner “Maggie.” [see below]

The Lost Coast Outpost and the Redheaded Blackbelt can not imagine the devastation these families are experiencing. Our hearts are with them.

Statement Issued by the Families:

{Update} on the Hit-and-Run Involving Six Rivers Running Club Runners:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The families of Jessie Hunt (husband Matt and children), Terri Vroman Little (husband Brian and children), the late Suzie Seemann (husband Hank and children), and the late beloved running dog/partner “Maggie” would like to thank the numerous Humboldt County residents, especially the Six Rivers Running Club, for the outpouring of concern and condolences regarding this unthinkable tragedy.

Terri and Jessie both underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital this afternoon and are beginning their recovery from the horrific hit-and-run that occurred on Old Arcata Road this morning shortly before 6:00 AM. Six Rivers Running Club (SRRC) will try our best to keep our many friends updated on Jessie and Terri’s progression towards recovery, but for now the families are requesting some privacy for a couple of days to deal with their devastation.

SRRC thanks our beloved community for their show of concern regarding these three amazing women/mothers and their families.