HSU Geography Lecturer Loses Life In Hit-And-Run Accident – September 27, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Humboldt State University's Staff & Faculty page. http://www.humboldt.edu/geography/faculty-staff.html

Humboldt State University’s Staff & Faculty page. http://www.humboldt.edu/geography/faculty-staff.html

ARCATA – Suzanne (Susie) Seamann, a Humboldt State University Geography lecturer, was killed the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 in a hit-and-run accident on Myrtle Avenue south of Ole Hanson Road.

Seeman, along with Terri Vroman-Little, 50, of Eureka, and Jessica Hunt, 41, of Eureka were jogging northbound on west shoulder of Myrtle Avenue, south of Ole Hansen Road.
A 2005 Kia Spectra, driven by an unknown subject, left its lane of travel and struck all three of the female joggers.  Jessica Hunt and Terri Vroman-Little sustained major injuries due to the collision and were transported from the scene to St. Joseph Hospital.
A dog belonging to one of the joggers was struck and killed in the collision.  The driver of the Kia fled the scene directly following the collision.  The Kia was later found abandoned by Eureka Police Department officers on California Street in Eureka.

Seemann, 40,  is the daughter-in-law of late Humboldt State University Journalism Professor Howard Seemann. She is survived by her husband and two children.

A memorial run which had been planned for Sunday morning was canceled at the request of the victims’ families.

9 Responses to “HSU Geography Lecturer Loses Life In Hit-And-Run Accident – September 27, 2012”

  1. Moonie Higginson

    So incredibly sad for all. prayers and thoughts are with the families.

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  2. I knew and respected Journalism Professor Howard Seemann. I am so sorry his daughter-in-law died in such a terrible collision. Please correct the spelling error in their last name in the first sentence of the article above. Thank you.

    #64295
  3. So very sad. My heart goes out to her children, and her family and friends.

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  4. Martha Johnson

    What a tragedy. My thoughts are with her family and I pray for recovery for the two other women who are in critical condition.

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  5. Anonymous

    On top of that impressive curriculum vitae, she was an awesome mom who volunteered many hours at her child's school. There were multiple counselors at the school today.

    #64302
  6. Just cant express my sadness….its hit the community hard…blessings to your family….

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  7. It would be an accident if the person that hit them had stopped and called 911 or helped, or even tried to help in some way. Hit and run make this a murder.

    #64314
  8. It is a Sad sad day for the community, the University and faculty, family and friends, my Prayers to your family.

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  9. Lynn Cunningham

    I am so saddened to hear of such a tragedy. What an amazing accomplished woman, has just been taken. My heart goes out to the Seeman family, I am SO SORRY for your loss. Words cannot express my sorrow for the children…

    #64332

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