53-Year-Old Driver Arrested after Pedestrian Crash near K Street

EUREKA, CA (March 10, 2023) – On Saturday afternoon, police arrested Jose Guzman Jimenez following a hit-and-run crash near 5th Street. The incident happened on March 4th at approximately 7:00 a.m. when deputies from the Eureka Police Department responded to a pedestrian accident. According to the police, the officers arrived near 5th and K Streets where they found the pedestrian lying on the highway with serious injuries. Consequently, authorities transported the pedestrian to St. Joseph Hospital where he later died due to the extent of the injuries. Investigation showed that the vehicle struck the pedestrian across 5th Street. Furthermore, the police have found no vehicle in the area indicating that the driver left the scene. The vehicle was identified as a white Lincoln MKX, a mid-size SUV, with a probable model year of 2011-2015. Eventually, police located the driver, identified as 53-year-old Jimenez, when a citizen of McKinleyville found the vehicle. Following the events, Jimenez was arrested and taken into the custody of Humboldt County Jail charged with felony hit and run involving a death. The investigation is still underway and any other witnesses are encouraged to contact the Eureka Police Department at 707-441-4044.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
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