An investigation into a deadly hit and run is underway. Early Friday, at approximately 5:37 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a call of a pedestrian lying in the roadway onNorthbound US-101 at 6th Ave in Westhaven. The caller, a passing motorist, reported the male victim was bleeding and appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and provided medical aid to the victim. The victim was subsequently transported to St. Joesph Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.
It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.
The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this hit and run collision and is asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle involved.