Press release from the City of Arcata:

On 10/26/22 at about 5:53 AM, Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for a pedestrian down in the roadway on the 5000 block of Valley West Boulevard.  Arcata Police, Arcata Fire District, and Arcata Ambulance responded and found an injured victim in the roadway who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.

The victim was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Arcata Police Department is actively investigating this as a felony hit and run and asks anybody who witnessed the collision or has any information about the collision to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2426 or on the anonymous tip line at 707-825-2588.