CHP: Eureka Teen Found on 101 Hit by Car


After an autopsy and further investigation, officials have determined that an 18-year-old Eureka man found dead along U.S. Highway 101 on Aug. 1 suffered injuries “consistent with having been involved in a collision with a vehicle,” a CHP release states.

Hunter Allen was found in the roadway south of the Humboldt Hill Road off-ramp around 3 a.m. Officers were called to the scene and initially there was no indication that he had been hit by a car. While the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was originally heading the investigation, the California Highway Patrol has now taken over the case and is asking anyone with information to call 822-5981 or 268-2000.

Press release from the CHP:
On August (1), 2018, at approximately 0312 hours, CHP Officers were dispatched to a report of a body in the roadway on northbound US-101, south of Humboldt Hill Rd. Upon arrival, a deceased male, 18 year old Hunter Allen of Eureka, was located lying in the roadway. Initially, there was no evidence of a collision located at the scene and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department assumed responsibility of the investigation. Following an autopsy and follow up by investigators, it was determined that Mr. Allen's injuries were consistent with having been involved in a collision with a vehicle.
The California Highway Patrol has assumed responsibility for this investigation and is asking for the publics help. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Humboldt Area CHP office at 707-822-5981 or 707-268-2000 (non-emergency dispatch line).

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