56 year old Aaron Kangas of Eureka is identified as the pedestrian killed after he was hit by several vehicles early Tuesday morning. The California Highway Patrol received a call of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Northbound US-101 north of Humboldt Hill. A picke up truck driver said the pedestrian had suddenly appeared in front of his truck as he merged into northbound traffic. Other drivers who didn’t realize what had happened ultimatley hit Kangas as well. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.