Monday, December 16, 2019

EPD Investigation: Fatal Hit-and-Run on Broadway

Posted By on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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The Eureka Police Department is looking for the driver of at least one vehicle that is believed to have fatally struck a woman crossing Broadway just south of 14th Street after 8 p.m. on Sunday and left the scene without stopping.

According to EPD, witnesses said Ashley Madonia, 36, was hit while she walked outside of the crosswalk. Officers who arrived began life-saving efforts, which were continued by Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance personnel. She was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicles believed to be involved were described as a white, newer model lifted Chevrolet Silverado and a gray or silver mid-2000s model four-door sedan.

EPD said Madonia’s family has been notified.

The investigation into her death is active and EPD is asking anyone with information to contact Senior Detective Amber Cosetti at acosetti@ci.eureka.ca.gov or (707) 441-4315.

Read the EPD release below:


On December 15, 2019 at about 8:19 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Broadway for the report of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision that had just occurred. It was reported that possibly two vehicles hit the pedestrian and continued north on Broadway without stopping.

Officers located the female pedestrian in the roadway and immediately began life saving efforts until Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance arrived on scene. The female was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The next of kin has been notified and the victim has been identified as Ashley Madonia (36 of Eureka).

Based on the initial investigation, it appears Madonia was crossing Broadway outside of the crosswalk just south of 14th Street when she was hit. Witnesses stated that possibly two vehicles hit Madonia. The possible suspect vehicles are described as a white newer model lifted Chevrolet Silverado and a grey or silver mid 2000’s model four door sedan.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Detective Amber Cosetti at acosetti@ci.eureka.ca.gov or (707) 441-4315.
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