Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On June 7, 2023, at approximately 7:05 AM, CHP Humboldt Communication Center received a call of a male pedestrian lying in the median of United States Route 101 (US-101), south of the 7th Street overcrossing, in Arcata. CHP, along with emergency medical and fire personnel, responded to the scene and located an unresponsive subject who had succumbed to blunt force injuries. Based on CHP’s preliminary investigation, it is believed the subject was crossing US-101 Northbound at approximately 9:00 PM on June 6, 2023 when he was struck by a vehicle that continued from the scene of the crash.

CHP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle involved in this crash. It is believed the involved vehicle sustained front end damage and may be missing its right (passenger) side mirror. Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to contact the Humboldt Area CHP office at (707) 822-5981 during business hours, or (707) 268-200 after business hours.