California Highway Patrol release: 

On 09/12/2023, at approximately 0557 hours, Ashley Hipol was either walking or lying partially within the right lane of US-101 Southbound, south of Palmer Blvd. An unknown vehicle traveling on US-101 Southbound struck Hipol’s left leg, causing major injuries. It is possible the involved driver may not have been aware that Ms. Hipol was struck, and did not stop at the scene.

Humboldt Area CHP is requesting assistance from the public to locate the vehicle involved in this crash, and identify the driver. If you have any information regarding this crash, please contact Officer Jason Esselman at the Humboldt Area CHP at 707-822-5981, or contact the Humboldt Communication Center at 707-268-2000, and reference CHP Crash #9125-2023-00678.