Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Arcata Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 10:11 AM

The Arcata Police Department is looking for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal hit and run crash before dawn this morning on Valley West Boulevard.

According to a press release, APD received a 911 call at 5:53 a.m. advising a pedestrian was down in the roadway in the 500 block of Valley West Boulevard. Emergency personnel responded to find someone in the roadway who "appeared to have been struck by a vehicle." They were transported to St. Joseph Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to the release.

APD is actively investigating the case as a felony hit and run, and asks anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information about it to call the department at (707) 822-2426 or its anonymous tip line at (707) 825-2588.

See the full press release from APD below.

FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION ON VALLEY WEST BLVD
On 10/26/22 at about 5:53 AM, Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for a pedestrian down in the roadway on the 5000 block of Valley West Boulevard. Arcata Police, Arcata Fire District, and Arcata Ambulance responded and found an injured victim in the roadway who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.
The victim was transported to St Joseph's Hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.
Arcata Police Department is actively investigating this as a felony hit and run and asks anybody who witnessed the collision or has any information about the collision to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2426 or on the anonymous tip line at 707-825-2588.
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