Man Walking On Freeway Struck, Killed (Updated)
CHP Press Release
On Monday, Jan. 21 at approximately 6:25 p.m., William Wolf, 52, of Mckinleyville, was driving his 2010 Kia Forte northbound on US 101, south of the Sunset Overcrossing in the #1 lane at approximately 65 MPH.
Party #2, (name withheld pending notification of next of kin) was wearing dark clothing and for an unknown reason was crossing US-101 from east to west.
Mr. Wolf suddenly saw the male pedestrian directly in front of his vehicle and was unable to react in time to avoid a collision. The front of Mr. Wolf’s vehicle then struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
This collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
Update: The coroner’s office has identified the victim as 42-year-old Michael Anthony Saavedra of Eureka.