A traffic collision that closed Broadway Tuesday evening left one pedestrian dead, Assistant Eureka Police Chief Brian Stephens confirmed to the Outpost this afternoon.
Stephens said the deceased man was believed by officers on the scene to be in his late 30s or early 40s. Any more information on the victim would have to come from the Coroner’s Office, Stephens said.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained on the scene, was cooperative with investigators and was not intoxicated, Stephens said. He was released at the scene.
The victim is believed to have been lying prone in the roadway before the accident occurred.
Stephens said that there have been several testimonies apparently from witnesses to the collision, on social media and in other news reports, about the events that led up to the crash. However, he said, police have not been able to speak to some of the authors of these testimonies, and they’d very much like to do so in order to develop an understanding of what occurred.
If you witnessed this collision and haven’t yet talked to the police, Stephens asks you to call the EPD non-emergency line at (707) 441-4060, and ask to speak to Ofc. Jeremy Sollom.