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Man dead after hit and run in McKinleyville

Man dead after hit and run in McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed last night on U.S. Highway 101 at the north Bank Road interchange in McKinleyville. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the center divider area of northbound

Mack Town hit & run trial delayed

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The November trial of a McKinleyville hit-and-run murder suspect has been postponed until the defense receives an accident reconstruction report from an outside expert. James Arthur Merrick II, 47, is accused of killing Tessa Gingerich, 16, also of McKinleyville, in an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision near Mill Creek Marketplace

Police arrest crash suspect fleeing scene in cab

  Mad River Union BAYSIDE – On Friday, Oct. 20 at 12:19 a.m., APD officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Old Arcata Road on a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision into a fence. Officers checked the area and located the suspect vehicle on the 2400 block of Golf Course Road, but the

Parents battle in Fortuna hit & run tragedy

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Compounding the despair of their teenage daughter’s July 13 hit-and-run death, divorcees Joseph and Marcia Kitchen are fighting over the custody and visitation of their 17-year-old son. They are equally embattled over the cremated remains of their 14-year-old daughter, Kiya. In court documents, Joseph Kitchen accuses his ex-wife

Parents battle in Fortuna hit & run tragedy

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Compounding the despair of their teenage daughter’s July 13 hit-and-run death, divorcees Joseph and Marcia Kitchen are fighting over the custody and visitation of their 17-year-old son. They are equally embattled over the cremated remains of their 14-year-old daughter, Kiya. In court documents, Joseph Kitchen accuses his ex-wife

At memorial, Fortuna mourns second hit & run victim

Paul Mann Mad River Union FORTUNA – Heartsick with the needless hit-and-run deaths of two 14-year-old Fortuna girls, more than 300 mourners attended a memorial service Sunday afternoon, July 31, for Kiya Suzanne Kitchen. She was killed alongside her closest friend, Faith Lorraine Tsarnas, as the two skateboarded after dusk along Eel River Road on

Fortuna’s grief likened to Newtown’s

Paul Mann Mad River Union HYDESVILLE – At a Saturday afternoon funeral service, Pastor Michael Delamarian III of Hydesville Community Church compared the grief inflicted by the hit-and-run deaths of two teenagers near Fortuna to the misery that engulfed Newtown, Conn. in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre at Christmastime in 2012.

Two teenagers dead after being struck by Jeep in Fortuna

California Highway Patrol UPDATE ON 7.14.16 AT 9:09 A.M.: With the help from our local community and the tireless efforts of investigators the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Humboldt Area has recovered the grey 2015 Jeep Wrangler that was involved in this traffic collision. Through the investigation it was discovered that the vehicle was located at

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