Not specifically about geography, just a note about drunk drivers - as these women had to have been hit by a drunk driver. The bastard had to be drunk - how else could he not see three women jogging along the side of the road??
Don't drink and drive!
From the Willits News: Humboldt: Seemann, Hunt and Vroman-Little: Three women shared a love for running
Humboldt State University geography lecturer
Suzanne Seemann, 40, is remembered by friends and colleagues as a
well-respected teacher who was dedicated to her family and active in the
Seemann was killed Thursday morning in a
hit-and-run collision while jogging along Myrtle Avenue with two other
women. Eureka residents Jessica Hunt and Terri Vroman-Little were
The mother of a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old,
Seemann had been running with the two women for years, said Six Rivers
Running Club President Gary Timek. Timek said the three women had
previously run the Boston Marathon together.
specialized in weather and climate change, had been with HSU Geography
Department since 2011. She previously taught at College of the Redwoods,
a statement from HSU President Rollin Richmond said. Seemann held
degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Princeton.
”Suzanne's colleagues in the
Department of Geography have shared with me their keen sorrow at her
loss,” Richmond said. “They describe her as an extraordinarily talented
and popular instructor, one who will be sorely missed.”
professor Stephen Cunha said the close-knit nature of the department,
and HSU as a whole, made the loss even more difficult.
”She was just loved by her students,” Cunha said. “She was an absolutely brilliant woman.”
Cunha said Seemann could have made “gobs of
money in the private sector,” but she instead chose to settle in
Humboldt County, where her husband Hank Seemann is originally from, to
teach and raise a family. Hank Seemann is the county's deputy director
of environmental services.
”She chose to work as a lecturer,
and devote the rest of her time to family,” Cunha said. “She loved the
ability to dwell on her subject and share it with students for half a
day, and then spend the other half with family. Students loved her for
Jessica Hunt, 41,
survived but suffered major injuries in the hit and run. She underwent
surgery at St. Joseph Hospital Thursday afternoon. A hospital
spokeswoman said Hunt was in stable condition Friday.
on the Six Rivers Running Club Facebook posted early Friday afternoon
said that Hunt is “doing better today, but still is not totally coherent
and has not been told the sad news (about the death of Seemann).” A
post later in the evening said Hunt was out of the Intensive Care Unit.
”She is going to make it,” said Six Rivers Running Club member
Cindy Timek. “We're happy. It was touch and go for a minute there.”
to a Six Rivers Running Club statement on behalf of the families, Hunt
and her husband have two boys. She is a teacher at Mistwood Montessori
School and the director of the 34th Annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon.
Hunt's dog, Maggie, was also killed in the accident. Maggie was
described as a “beloved running dog/partner,” in a Six Rivers Running
Terri Vroman-Little, 50, also survived the hit-and-run, and is in stable condition.
Six Rivers Running Club Facebook page said she “heard the sad news
about (Suzanne Seemann) and is devastated at this time.” A St. Joseph
Hospital spokeswoman confirmed that Vroman-Little was in stable
Vroman-Little teaches at Redwood Coast Montessori School. She and her husband have a daughter and a son, Cindy Timek said.
”She's a really good runner, and her daughter just ran her first 10k,” Cindy Timek said.