From the CHP:
On 01/21/2013 at approximately 6:25 PM, William Wolf, age 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.