Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run


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A 29-year-old Arcata man has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run resulting in a death in connection with Wednesday's early morning fatal collision on the 5000 block of Valley West Boulevard.

According to an Arcata Police Department news release, Jose Luis Miranda-Osorio
was identified as a suspect through video surveillance and witness statements and was taken into custody on Wednesday. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash, the release states.

APD, Arcata Fire and Arcata Ambulance were call to the scene just before 6 a.m. and found the victim lying in the roadway. The individual, whose name is not being released pending notification of kin, died at the hospital.

Read the APD release below:
On 10/26/22 at about 5:53 AM, Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of 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 Detectives identified a potential suspect based upon video surveillance and witness statements. On 10/26/22, Jose Luis Miranda-Osorio, 29 of Arcata, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for a violation of 20001 CVC, felony Hit and Run resulting in death. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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