Lyft driver pulls over for passenger, dies in freeway hit-and-run


SAN DIEGO — A Lyft driver was killed and his three passengers were injured Saturday morning by a hit-and-run driver whose vehicle rear-ended him as he was parked on the side of a freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose name was not released, died at the scene of the 1:12 a.m. crash on the shoulder of eastbound state Route 94, just west of the 28th Street off-ramp in Golden Hill, the CHP said.

The three female passengers were taken to hospitals with undisclosed injuries. They were pulled over on the side of the freeway because one of the passengers reportedly wanted to vomit.

The car that hit them ended up down an embankment and the two men who were inside the vehicle fled the area and were later caught with the help of a San Diego Police helicopter, according to the CHP.

The eastbound freeway was closed to all traffic for about an hour while officers investigated the scene.