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Pedestrian dies in crash near King Salmon

EUREKA - A pedestrian walking along the freeway allegedly runs into traffic and sustains fatal injuries.

The CHP says just after 1:30 am Wednesday, 24 year-old Eden Chandler of Arcata was driving his Jeep Cherokee on the US 101 Northbound off-ramp from King Salmon when a male passenger in dark clothing allegedly ran towards Chandler’s vehicle.

The driver took evasive action but collided with 30-year old Aaron James Bramlett of King Salmon. Bramlett was taken to St. Joseph Hospital but died from his injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Highway Patrol.