UPDATE, Tuesday afternoon: From the Sheriff’s Office:

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Ralph Pak Summers, age 49 of Mckinleyville.


UPDATE, 9:15 a.m.: More from CHP:

Through several investigative leads Humboldt CHP has discovered that the vehicle involved is possibly a Dark Blue full sized pickup truck with damage to the undercarriage and wheel wells.  We have determined that there may have been multiple occupants in the suspect vehicle.  If anyone has any information that may help identify the person or persons responsible for this collision please contact the Humboldt CHP Office at (707) 822-5981 during business hours or the Humboldt Communications Center at (707) 268-2000 after business hours.


From the California Highway Patrol:

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 12:40 a.m., 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 a.m. 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 2:27 a.m. 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.