One dead after crash on rain-slicked highway

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SAN DIEGO — A collision on rain-slicked state Route 15 in City Heights left one person dead Friday evening, authorities reported.

The fatal crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on the northbound side of the freeway, just north of Interstate 805, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The victim, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene.

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Authorities closed three traffic lanes on the heavily traveled commuter route to allow for investigation and cleanup.