On January 23, 2015, at about 6:18 p.m., Eureka Police officers along with Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision on Broadway near McCullen Avenue. Upon arrival, medical personnel located an unconscious male subject, began CPR and transported him to St. Joseph Hospital. The pedestrian, identified as Oudom Douangdoa, 72 of Eureka, succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation has lead the Traffic Accident Investigators to believe Douangdoa was walking westbound across Broadway approximately 40 feet north of the intersection with McCullen Avenue when he was struck by a full size Ford van that was traveling north on Broadway.
Drugs and alcohol appear to be a factor in this collision
This is an active and ongoing investigation and EPD is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the events immediately before or after the collision to contact Traffic Officer Dave Chapman at 707-441-4036.
No further information is available at this time.