Deadly Accident In Humboldt County

The investigation continues into a fatal crash early Tuesday morning in Humboldt County. At about 1am, the Humboldt Area CHP Dispatch Center received a call of a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle on Northbound US-101 south of Main St. in Fortuna. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a deceased pedestrian, later identified as 55 year old Margery Wells of Eureka. The driver of the vehicle which struck Ms. Wells, identified as 26 year old Moshe Pepper of Mad River, continued a short distance up the roadway and contacted law enforcement to report he had been involved in the collision.
Impairment is not considered to be a factor in this collision. At this time it is unknown why Ms. Wells was in the roadway.