A 37-year-old Roseburg man was struck at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday by a hit-and-run driver while he was walking southbound on the west shoulder of U.S. Highway 101, north of Timbers Boulevard in Smith River.
The man later died from his injuries, according to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) press release.
CHP said the vehicle was traveling southbound as it fled the accident.
The pedestrian was taken to Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City by Del Norte Ambulance and subsequently life-flighted to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, where he died.
The cause of the accident remained under investigation Monday morning. The victim’s name had not yet been released pending notification to next of kin, according to CHP.