Press release from the Arcata Police Department:

On 10/26/22 at about 5:53 AM, Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of 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 Detectives identified a potential suspect based upon video surveillance and witness statements. 

On 10/26/22, Jose Luis Miranda-Osorio, 29 of Arcata, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for a violation of 20001 CVC, felony Hit and Run resulting in death. 

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the collision. 

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.