Person Dies in Suspected Hit-and-Run Crash on State Route 299 [Humboldt, CA]

Person Dies in Suspected Hit-and-Run Crash on State Route 299 [Humboldt, CA]

Police Seek Suspect Driver in Humboldt Fatal Accident

Humboldt, CA (December 23, 2022) – On December 21, an adult man lost his life in a suspected hit-and-run crash on State Route 299.

The authorities received the report at about 11:53 a.m. on the south shoulder of the eastbound freeway, west of SR-200.

Responding officers located the victim with fatal injuries. 

Preliminarily investigation suggests that during the late night hours of the 20th, and the early morning hours of the 21st, the victim was walking on the south shoulder of eastbound SR-299 when an unknown vehicle struck him.

Moreover, the pieces of evidence collected are consistent with the suspect vehicle as a big rig that may sustain minor to moderate damage to the front right side of the cab and missing mirrors.

Meanwhile, an autopsy will be conducted to assist in determining the cause and time of death. Officers withheld the deceased’s identity pending notification of kin.

The authorities asked anyone who may have information about the Humboldt fatal accident to contact the Humboldt Area Office of the CHP at 707-822-5981. They may also reach out to CHP Humboldt Communication Center’s non-emergency line at 707-268-2000 or send an email to Humboldt_Area@chp.ca.gov with any information.


Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the family of the deceased in the crash on State Route 299. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Following the Humboldt fatal accident, it is vital to make sure that the bereaved are legally covered so they can grieve in peace.

Furthermore, hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make.

Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.

These people are related to or depend financially on the victim. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership)
  • Children of the deceased
  • Financial dependents, parents, and minors under the care of the deceased
  • Personal representatives

To the victim’s loved ones in the crash on State Route 299, reach out to our wrongful death lawyers. Let us help you discover if you can file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.

Additionally, with 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you through a legal claim related to the Humboldt fatal accident.

Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 and let us help you get justice for your family. Additionally, our consultation is totally free and confidential.

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