Man Walking On Freeway Struck, Killed (Updated)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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.

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8 Responses to “Man Walking On Freeway Struck, Killed (Updated)”

  1. Was he walking on the freeway? I passed this scene approx ten seconds after impact and people were running across the freeway and could have been hit as well..it was a terrifying moment. I wish I knew what really happened and who he is? the image is stuck in my mind of the poor fellow on the side of the road..my heart goes out to him and his loved ones :(

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  2. Was he walking on the freeway? I passed this scene approx ten seconds after impact and people were running across the freeway and could have been hit as well..it was a terrifying moment. I wish I knew what really happened and who he is? the image is stuck in my mind of the poor fellow on the side of the road..my heart goes out to him and his loved ones :(

    #65786
  3. Was he walking on the freeway? I passed this scene approx ten seconds after impact and people were running across the freeway and could have been hit as well..it was a terrifying moment. I wish I knew what really happened and who he is? the image is stuck in my mind of the poor fellow on the side of the road..my heart goes out to him and his loved ones :(

    #66067
  4. Was he walking on the freeway? I passed this scene approx ten seconds after impact and people were running across the freeway and could have been hit as well..it was a terrifying moment. I wish I knew what really happened and who he is? the image is stuck in my mind of the poor fellow on the side of the road..my heart goes out to him and his loved ones :(

    #67101
  5. Johan Bodwolf

    Michael was a Veteran who had lost his wife to disease in the past couple of years. He was also an entertainer who performed at the last two North Coast Veteran's Stand Downs, and was on the Entertainment Coordination team for the 2013 NCSD. You can see a few things about him on the North Coast Veteran's Stand Down Entertainment page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastStandDownEntertainment

    #65102
  6. Johan Bodwolf

    Michael was a Veteran who had lost his wife to disease in the past couple of years. He was also an entertainer who performed at the last two North Coast Veteran's Stand Downs, and was on the Entertainment Coordination team for the 2013 NCSD. You can see a few things about him on the North Coast Veteran's Stand Down Entertainment page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastStandDownEntertainment

    #65787
  7. Johan Bodwolf

    Michael was a Veteran who had lost his wife to disease in the past couple of years. He was also an entertainer who performed at the last two North Coast Veteran's Stand Downs, and was on the Entertainment Coordination team for the 2013 NCSD. You can see a few things about him on the North Coast Veteran's Stand Down Entertainment page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastStandDownEntertainment

    #66068
  8. Johan Bodwolf

    Michael was a Veteran who had lost his wife to disease in the past couple of years. He was also an entertainer who performed at the last two North Coast Veteran's Stand Downs, and was on the Entertainment Coordination team for the 2013 NCSD. You can see a few things about him on the North Coast Veteran's Stand Down Entertainment page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastStandDownEntertainment

    #67102

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